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Sacking of 5 Selangor exco members is valid: Abdul Khalid

Selangor Chief Minister Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the expulsion of five state executive council members was valid and the Malaysian state's sultan had consented to it.

SHAH ALAM: The sacking of five DAP and PKR state executive council members, which took effect on Tuesday (Aug 12), is valid and has received the consent of the Sultan of Selangor Sharafuddin Idris Shah, said Chief Minister Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Abdul Khalid said the sultan had given his consent for the termination of the tenure of service of the five exco members.

"I wrote a letter to the sultan at 2pm yesterday after receiving the news that the five exco members had issued a joint statement that they do not want to have anything to do with the menteri besar (chief minister), that they will only attend the weekly meeting of the State Executive Council (MMKN) to monitor the operation of the state government and that they will only adhere to the decision of their parties.

"The sultan replied to my letter two hours later, allowing me to announce the sacking of the five exco members," he told a press conference after chairing the state executive council weekly meeting at the State Secretary Building on Wednesday (Aug 13).

Abdul Khalid also showed the sultan's reply to members of the media, confirming that there was no objection from the palace for the sacking of Teng Chang Khim, V Ganabatirau and Ean Yong Hian Wah of DAP, and Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping and Daroyah Alwi of PKR.  

The document below shows the sultan of Selangor has endorsed Abdul Khalid's termination of five PKR and DAP executive committee members: