KUALA LUMPUR, June 28, 2015:
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) political analyst Dr Azizuddin Sani said he believed former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was merely teasing his successor Mohamed Azmin Ali when he offered himself to resume the state’s MB post to solve the current Pakatan Rakyat’s crisis in the state.
“I think he was just teasing the Selangor government and Azmin Ali.
“If he can get a simple majority and receives support by others, maybe he can become the MB again,” he told The Rakyat Post.
When asked on the possibility of Khalid becoming the MB once again, Dr Azizuddin said, it would be difficult for Khalid to get back on the MB seat.
“He was sacked from Pakatan Rakyat before. It would be very difficult because as we all know DAP and PAS gave their full support to Azmin.”
Meanwhile, sharing similar opinion was Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) political analyst Assoc Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin, who was sceptical that Khalid could become the state’s MB again.
When contacted by The Rakyat Post, Dr Shaharuddin said unless Khalid could get a mandate from other political parties in Selangor, his dream of taking back the position would not be possible.
“He’s an independent politician. How can he become an MB?
“Never once in the history had any independent politician become an MB, unless he receives a mandate by other political parties in Selangor.
“If he was just offering himself without any support, I guess he was not serious when he made that offer,” he said.
In a report by The Malay Mail Online recently, Khalid, who is also the Port Klang Member of Parliament, told the news portal that he was willing to return to “ensure that Selangor is administered with transparency, accountability, competency and is free from corruption”.