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Business as usual for embattled Selangor chief minister

Embattled Selangor chief minister Abdul Khalid Ibrahim arrived for work as usual on Tuesday (Aug 12) at his office at the State Secretariat (SUK) Building in Shah Alam.

SHAH ALAM: Embattled Selangor chief minister Abdul Khalid Ibrahim arrived for work as usual on Tuesday (Aug 12) at his office at the State Secretariat (SUK) Building in Shah Alam.

A day earlier, he had received the consent of the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, to continue holding the post of chief minister until further developments despite having been sacked from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Abdul Khalid was seen to be calm and smiling as he arrived at the building at about 9.30 am. He is expected to meet with the state executive councillors on Tuesday to find out whether they wish to remain in the state government administration or resign. Four of the councillors are from PAS and three each from DAP and PKR. The three parties make up the Pakatan Rakyat.

The PKR disciplinary board expelled Abdul Khalid from the party with immediate effect on Saturday after he defied a party decision requiring him to step down as the chief minister to pave the way for PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to take over the post. Abdul Khalid had said that he would remain as the chief minister until his term expires. He has been the chief minister of Selangor since March 13, 2008. 

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