Khalid: Be patient, palace considering MB candidates

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SHAH ALAM: Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has urged everyone to remain patient as the Selangor palace considers his replacement for the menteri besar’s post.

“I urge all quarters to stay patient and allow the process to proceed according to the state laws and customs,” Khalid told a press conference yesterday after chairing the Selangor executive council meeting.

The Selangor MB said the palace would respond “as soon as possible” after having received the names from PKR, DAP and PAS, but did not mention any specific deadline.

PKR said yesterday it would only nominate party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail for the post, in defiance of the state ruler’s request for all parties in Pakatan to submit more than two names by yesterday.

This comes as PAS submitted both Dr Wan Azizah and Azmin’s names to the palace, a move which had strained relations with its allies PKR and DAP, who both chose only Dr Wan Azizah.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on September 4, 2014.