Sunday, August 10, 2014

Will DAP hand Selangor to Umno?

DAP’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting today will most likely discuss Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim’s sacking from PKR. The only course of action open to DAP would be for its three Exco members to resign because it is untenable for them to serve under a non-Pakatan Rakyat Menteri Besar.

We can expect the same from the three PKR Exco members. And if PKR and DAP put pressure on PAS, then the four PAS Exco members may also resign.

This means Khalid would be left without a government because the government here means the Exco.
Khalid would then be forced to appoint new Exco members from among the 12 Umno state assemblypersons. The Sultan would definitely approve the appointments, or else Selangor would be without a government.
The next State Assembly meeting will be in November, which will be when a vote of no confidence can be passed against Khalid if this is what Pakatan Rakyat is planning.
Meanwhile, Umno will be running Selangor through the Exco until Khalid can legally be removed via a vote of no confidence. And Umno can use the next few months to strengthen its hold on Selangor against the backdrop of a new state election, which can only be called around January next year.
And it will be DAP that will be responsible for handing Selangor to Umno by abandoning the government through the resignation of its three Exco members.
Roslan Bistamam is a FMT columnist.

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