Khalid is not resigning, MB’s office says again


Mentri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is not resigning from his post, says his press secretary Arfa’eza Aziz

Ikhwan Zulkaflee, FMT

Selangor Menteri Besar’s press secretary Arfa’eza Aziz has denied rumours that Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is resigning from his post to make way for PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Arfa’eza said today she was not aware of such a plan and that the menteri besar had not said anything to her.

“We had a long discussion yesterday (Sunday) about the water issue and PKNS but he did not mention anything about resigning,” she told FMT when contacted today.

Arfa’eza said it was quite impossible for Khalid to announce his resignation by Wednesday as reported by an English newspaper’s online portal.

“There are protocols to follow before Khalid can resign from his position. He also needs to get permission from the Selangor palace before making the decision.

“I don’t know where they got the story from and who their source is. Did they talk to Anwar himself or Raja Petra? I don’t know,” she said.

She added that even the senior staff in Khalid’s office did not know of such a plan.

Today, The Star Online reported that Khalid has agreed to step down and will announce the decision on Wednesday.