Azmin presses for exco reshuffle

(Bernama) – The state assemblyman for Bukit Antarabangsa Mohamed Azmin Ali has continued to press for a reshuffle of the Selangor state executive council.

"The proposal for an exco reshuffle recently does not necessarily mean the sacking of any individuals. Instead the reshuffle can be done by changing the portfolios of existing exco members. It is up to the menteri besar to do so," he told reporters during the break in the assembly sitting here Monday.

He said that although Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had said there would not be any reshuffle in the near future, he needed to stress on the roles of the exco in discharging their duties to develop Selangor.

Last Thursday, Azmin, who is also Gombak MP called for a reshuffle of the state exco as he was not satisfied with the performance of certain councillors charging that they had failed to develop the state.

Azmin made the statement during the state assembly sitting and was also not happy with the appointment of local government council members which was announced last Monday.

He alleged that the appointments were not in line with the principles and spirit of cooperation among PKR, DAP and PAS.

In another development, Azmin also asked PKR's Wangsa Maju Member of Parliament Wee Choo Keong to provide clarification regarding his allegation that there was a state exco member involved in illegal activities in Selangor.

He said the allegation made by Wee through his blog needed to be verified as to its truth.

"He just made the statement yesterday and I have not got clarification for the reason behind the statement. I need to have a clarification and Wee has to give a clarification," he said.