Selangor MB denies administration in turmoil over unilateral conversion

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari has denied a news portal’s report that the state administration is in turmoil and his leadership under threat.

He said it was baseless to suggest that cracks had appeared within the state government following his alleged failure to table amendments to a state enactment on the unilateral religious conversion of minors.

“It is inaccurate reporting which does not reflect the actual situation because until today, the Selangor administration remains united. In fact, I still chaired the exco and Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) meetings.

“There are certain matters on which we (the Selangor administration) have differences of opinion, but there are many other issues on which we are in agreement. It does not prevent us from remaining united,” he told reporters after a MTES meeting here yesterday.

Also seen leaving the meeting were all four non-Muslim exco members in Selangor: Teng Chang Khim, V Ganabatirau, Ng Sze Han and Hee Loy Sian.

These four exco members earlier had an audience with the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, at Istana Bukit Kayangan here for about two hours.

Asked on the proposed amendments on religious conversions, Amirudin said there are still many issues to consider, adding that the state government will continue studying the matter before tabling the amendments at the next state legislative assembly sitting.

Amirudin also dismissed the portal’s claim of attempts to oust speaker Ng Suee Lim following his alleged reluctance to allow the motion on the amendments to be tabled.