By Norrasyidah Arshad
SHAH ALAM, May 15 — Selangor is solid and strong enough to withstand any political threat even though governed by Pakatan Harapan (PH), says Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
Addressing the current political situation in Kedah via an online discourse broadcasted on Facebook last night, the Menteri Besar said he is confident such an incident would not take place in Selangor.
Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow and Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir were also among the panellists on the talk show on post-Covid-19, which was moderated by DAP Socialist Youth (Dapsy) head Howard Lee Chuan How.
“I am confident that Selangor will remain (as it is). If anyone wants to change the (state) government they would have to invest a huge sum of money to persuade 16 assemblymen,” said Amirudin.
On Tuesday, Perikatan Nasional had secured control of Kedah after two PKR assemblymen, Lunas assemblyman and state executive councillor Azman Nasrudi and Sidam assemblyman Dr Robert Ling Kui Ee, had quit the party to support the incumbent Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The defection had left Bersatu and PH with only 17 seats, from 19 previously, in the 36 seat state assembly.
Meanwhile, Amirudin, who is also the Selangor PKR Leadership Council chairman, stressed that the support by the Selangor state assemblymen will not wane due to the close joint leadership between PKR, DAP, Amanah, and Bersatu.
The Sungai Tua assemblyman had not ruled out the possibility that the state would be a target of a political attack but said the PH leaders in Selangor are prepared to face the threats.
“This is not only happening in Kedah and Perak. Selangor will be seeing ongoing political attacks or false allegations arise to tarnish the state government’s credibility,” he said.
The Selangor state assembly is made up of by 19 PKR representatives, DAP (16), Amanah (8), Bersatu (5), Umno (5), and PAS (1).
Two former PKR assemblymen, Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and Gombak Setia assemblyman Muhammad Hilman Idham, were sacked from the party to form an independent bloc.