Selangor Journal
Selangor State Legislative Assembly Speaker Lau Weng San listens to the tabling of the 2024 Selangor Budget, in the State Secretariat Building, Shah Alam, on November 10, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

No notice yet on Selat Klang rep’s status — Speaker

SHAH ALAM, June 20 — The Selangor State Legislative Assembly has not received any notice regarding the status of Selat Klang state assemblyman Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari following the revocation of his party membership by Bersatu.

Speaker Lau Weng San said he is waiting for official notification from the Opposition before making any decision regarding Rashid’s position.

Selat Klang state assemblyman and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia member Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari. — Picture via FACEBOOK/ABDUL RASHID ASARI

“So far, we have not received any letter … all actions will be based on the Selangor Constitution and related laws,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

Earlier, Bersatu Armada chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal urged Lau to declare the Selat Klang seat vacant after Bersatu revoked Rashid’s membership for failing to respond to a directive from the supreme leadership council to pledge loyalty to the party.

He had previously declared his support for the leadership of Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.

Yesterday, Kelantan State Assembly Speaker Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah declared the Nenggiri seat vacant after receiving a written notice on June 13, according to Clause (3) of Article 31A of the Kelantan State Constitution.

Amar said that on June 12, Bersatu had informed him that the party revoked the membership of Nenggiri state assemblyman Mohd Azizi Abu Naim, resulting in a casual vacancy for the seat.

— Bernama

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