Leven Woon, FMT
DAP has disputed Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim’s statement that the party will be given three exco and one speaker posts in the state administration.
Citing the meeting between Pakatan Rakyat component parties last Thursday, DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua said the consensus arrived was for DAP to have four exco posts, PAS three and the speaker posts, while PKR will take three exco posts and the Menteri Besar post.
However, Khalid told reporters a different version at a function last night where he said DAP would have the speaker posts while PAS would have four exco spots.
He also said the name list had been submitted to the Selangor Sultan on Friday, and DAP would decide on its speaker candidate.
Pua said the party was surprised by Khalid’s statement because this is not what the coalition had agreed upon.
He said during the 30-minute meeting on Thursday, PAS had agreed to swap their quota with DAP, which would see the Islamic party taking up three exco and one speaker posts.
“If now he submitted a different set of names, then what is the point of the meeting?” he said.
He said DAP would question Khalid on the matter once the MB returns to Selangor on Friday.
“I hope he made a mistake and told the reporters wrongly,” he said.
DAP announced last Friday that the party had chosen incumbent Selangor assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim and incumbent exco for new village Ean Yong Hian Wah for the exco posts.
Pakatan retained power in Selangor with a greater majority in the recently concluded general election. DAP and PAS obtained 15 seats each out of the 56 seats, while PKR bagged 14.