SHAH ALAM, 14 Aug: Only the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, has the power to meet the Sultan of Selangor to advise and seek the Sultan’s consent to hold a special Selangor State Legislative Assembly (DNS) session.
The Chairman of the Malaysian Election Commission (EC), Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, said that this is enshrined in the Selangor State Constitution which states this clearly.
“Only the Chief Minister can advise the Sultan to call a special State Legislative Assembly session.
“The Speaker has no power at all but to just run the DNS proceedings and if there is a motion of no confidence, the Speaker also cannot vote,” said Abdul Aziz when contacted by Selangor Kini.
Abdul Aziz, who is a native of Selangor, previously served as the Selangor State Government Secretary (SUK) from 2001 to 2004 and prior to that, he was appointed as the Selangor State Financial Officer from 1995 to 2000.
“I am a child of Selangor who has served as the SUK previously. So I know the intricacies of the Selangor Constitution,” added Abdul Aziz.
He said that if a vote of no confidence is carried out against Abdul Khalid is found to be in a tie, then dissolving the Selangor State Legislative Assembly (DUN) is the only solution available.
However, he hopes that a State Election does not need to be conducted as the current government is only 15 month’s old from the date of the 13th General Election.
In addition, the withdrawal of support from the four PAS Exco members against Abdul Khalid can also cause the existing government to not function, which can also cause the Selangor DUN to be dissolved earlier.
“This is the Sultan’s right. If HRH removes up to six Exco members, it is his right too.
“Even if the four PAS Exco members resign, it will cause the Selangor DUN to be dissolved, but if possible, there is no need to be dissolved despite being permitted by the law,” added Abdul Aziz.