Position of opposition leader in Selangor to be known after formation of Cabinet at federal level, says state Speaker

Position of opposition leader in Selangor to be known after formation of Cabinet at federal level, says state Speaker
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SHAH ALAM (Nov 29): The position of the opposition leader in the Selangor state assembly will be known after the formation of the Cabinet at the federal level, following the involvement of Barisan Nasional (BN) in the formation of a unity Government.

Selangor State Legislative Assembly Speaker Ng Suee Lim said he had not received any instruction on the position of the opposition leader, who is currently from BN, namely Air Tawar assemblyman Datuk Rizam Ismail.

"The Cabinet will be formed soon, maybe today (Tuesday, Nov 29) or tomorrow. The matter has to be coordinated in Putrajaya, and then followed by the state.

"I will leave this matter to the wisdom of Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari...when I get the instruction and information, then there'll be changes and rearrangements," Ng said when asked about the position of the opposition leader in the Selangor state assembly, following the formation of a unity Government at the federal level.

Meanwhile, the Selangor DAP vice-chairman did not rule out the possibility of the Pakatan Harapan coalition and BN working together in the state election next year.

"With the latest development, it is indeed going in that direction. The probability is great and there will be a new [political] concept or landscape in Selangor," he said.

BN still in opposition block

Meanwhile, Rizam said that for the current state sssembly sitting, BN would remain in the opposition block, and that he is waiting for instructions from the leadership regarding BN’s status in the Selangor government.

"InsyaAllah, in a day or two, the Selangor Umno liaison committee will convene a meeting, and there may be some announcements by the new liaison chairman (Datuk Megat Zulkarnain Omardin)," he added.

The composition of seats in the Selangor state assembly consists of PKR (19), DAP (15), Amanah (six), BN (five) and Bersatu (four), followed by two each from Parti Bangsa Malaysia and Pejuang, while the remaining three seats are held by PAS, Warisan and an independent respectively.