Selangor Palace To Issue Official Statement on MB’s Status Tomorrow

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Datuk Seri Azmin Ali says the Selangor palace will issue a statement on Monday (May 21) over his status as Mentri Besar.


Mohamed Azmin confirmed the matter after having an audience with the Sultan and discussing his status as menteri besar for about two hours at the Istana Bukit Kayangan in Shah Alam today.

This followed the announcement of his appointment as Minister of Economic Affairs in the administration of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last Friday.

Speaking to reporters after coming out from the palace at 1.50pm, Azmin said he had informed His Majesty about the latest development.

“The meeting ended on a positive note and His Majesty will issue an official statement on my status as the menteri besar at 9 am tomorrow,” he said.


However, he declined to say if he had resigned as Mentri Besar to join the Cabinet.

The swearing-in ceremony for all the Cabinet ministers is scheduled to be held at the Istana Negara tomorrow.

Azmin, who is Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman and Gombak Member of Parliament, was appointed as Selangor Menteri Besar after Pakatan Harapan retained power in the state in GE14 on May 9.

Two assemblymen speculated to take his place are Amiruddin Shari (Sungai Tua) and Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin (Seri Setia).