Facebook Twitter Google Plus Vimeo Youtube Feed Feedburner

ROS LBoard 1

DAP disputes Selangor exco lineup

 | May 19, 2013

Tony Pua says the MB's statement that DAP will take three exco and one speaker posts was not what was agreed upon during a meeting last Thursday.


SUBANG JAYA: DAP has disputed Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim’s statement that the party will be given three exco and one speaker posts in the state administration.

Citing the meeting between Pakatan Rakyat component parties last Thursday, DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua said the consensus arrived was for DAP to have four exco posts, PAS three and the speaker posts, while PKR will take three exco posts and the Menteri Besar post.

However, Khalid told reporters a different version at a function last night where he said DAP would have the speaker posts while PAS would have four exco spots.

He also said the name list had been submitted to the Selangor Sultan on Friday, and DAP would decide on its speaker candidate.

Pua said the party was surprised by Khalid’s statement because this is not what the coalition had agreed upon.

He said during the 30-minute meeting on Thursday, PAS had agreed to swap their quota with DAP, which would see the Islamic party taking up three exco and one speaker posts.

“If now he submitted a different set of names, then what is the point of the meeting?” he said.

He said DAP would question Khalid on the matter once the MB returns to Selangor on Friday.

“I hope he made a mistake and told the reporters wrongly,” he said.

DAP announced last Friday that the party had chosen incumbent Selangor assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim and incumbent exco for new village Ean Yong Hian Wah for the exco posts.

Pakatan retained power in Selangor with a greater majority in the recently concluded general election. DAP and PAS obtained 15 seats each out of the 56 seats, while PKR bagged 14.

In a statement later, Pua said DAP had a meeting with Khalid over this issue.

“Teresa Kok, DAP Selangor chairperson, Teng Chang Khim, DAP Selangor vice-chairman and myself met with the MB to clarify the situation this afternoon.

“We understand that there are no major issues in the matter and it has been agreed that the matter will be resolved within the next two days via consensus of all parties in Pakatan Rakyat. There will be no further comments until the state exco allocation has been finalised,” he added.


Readers are required to have a valid Facebook account to comment on this story. We welcome your opinions to allow a healthy debate. We want our readers to be responsible while commenting and to consider how their views could be received by others. Please be polite and do not use swear words or crude or sexual language or defamatory words. FMT also holds the right to remove comments that violate the letter or spirit of the general commenting rules.

The views expressed in the contents are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of FMT.