No time to play politics, says new Selangor MB

(FMT) – Newly installed Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today dismissed claims that Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders had not backed him for the appointment, saying there was no time to “play politics”. 

Speaking at a press conference here, he said he would leave it to the PH leadership to explain.

“Everyone has their own view. I want to stress that it is time for us to cooperate and work hard for Selangor.

“I promise that I am a team player, and I will make sure that the team moves forward together. 

“We have to work hard to ensure that we will be able to deliver,” he said, adding that his appointment as menteri besar was not about individual glory.

Earlier today, Ijok assemblyman Dr Idris Ahmad had claimed that he was the only menteri besar candidate who was fully endorsed by all PH component parties.

He said Amirudin was only backed by former menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali.

“Only one name was suggested, and that was my name. My name had the blessings of all parties in PH and was sent to the sultan of Selangor,” Idris told a press conference this morning.

Idris also alleged that Azmin’s candidature as Selangor menteri besar was not endorsed by PH after the 14th general election.