Thursday, December 30, 2010

State sec's appointment a 'plot to oust Pakatan'

Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad has accused the federal government of manoeuvring to dissolve the Selangor state legislative assembly by appointing of Mohd Khusrin Munawi as the state secretary.

Khalid said that Khusrin, the former private secretary to Selangor Menteri Besar Muhammad Muhammad Taib and outgoing Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) director, was beholden to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and not to the state.

“Najib wants to create chaos in Selangor and force the dissolution of the state legislative assembly,” Khalid told a press conference today.

His concerns come amid talk that Selangor, and other Pakatan Rakyat administered states, may decide against dissolving their respective state legislative assemblies in the event Najib calls for snap polls.

Such talk comes at a point where Najib's popularity is reportedly on a high note, prompting some Pakatan state leaders to consider the option of completing the terms of their state legislatures, which expire in 2013, even if the general election is called earlier.

Khalid said a pro-BN state secretary had played a major role in the ouster of the Pakatan administration in Perak in early 2009 and he feared the same would happen in Selangor with Khusrin's appointment.

He said Khusrin's credentials were weak and alleged that he was clearly "planted" to create problems for the state administration.

"When it comes to professionalism and capability, it has been proven that he is unsuitable," argued the PAS leader.

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/152017


Khalid said a pro-BN state secretary had played a major role in the ouster of the Pakatan administration in Perak in early 2009 and he feared the same would happen in Selangor with Khusrin's appointment.

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