KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has endorsed the Selangor palace’s decision to pick Mohamed Azmin Ali as the mentri besar of the state, saying she accepts the verdict with an “open heart.”
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah, the president of PKR, had been her party’s sole nominee for the post. She had also been backed by DAP.
“I accept with an open heart the decision made by the Sultan of Selangor who has approved to Mohamed Azmin Ali, the deputy president of PKR as the new Selangor Mentri Besar,” she said in a statement.
She thanked the 29 members of the state assembly from all three parties within the Pakatan Rakyat coalition who had supported her and added that she had decided to withdraw her nomination for the job to lead the country’s richest state.
“I proposed to the central leadership committee that Azmin Ali be made the nominee for the mentri besar post; the committee which met today agreed unanimously with my proposal ” she added.
“I took this decision for the good of the people and the realisation that this crisis must be resolved as quickly as possible,” she added.