Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (pic) said today that he was not worried if a motion of no-confidence was tabled at the state legislative assembly by Pakatan Rakyat members to remove him.
The Selangor Menteri Besar said there is a provision in the state constitution for it and it was not a problem if the assemblymen wanted to exercise it.
“It’s all right. It is already in the Selangor state enactment. Anything can be done according to the provisions of the law,” he told reporters at a buka puasa event in Subang Jaya today.
Khalid has been facing mounting pressure from the Pakatan Rakyat leadership to resign over his handling of Selangor affairs.
This included the state’s management of its water resources, the Kidex highway and the seizure of Malay and Iban-language Bibles by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais).
Khalid’s stewardship of Selangor came to a head two days ago when rumours of his purported resignation began circulating through text messages late Sunday night.
Quoting media sources, the message claimed that Khalid would have an audience with the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah on Monday to submit his resignation.
Another message, this time purportedly from Bernama, claimed that Khalid had resigned. The national news agency, however, denied circulating it.
Khalid, who was recently defeated in the contest for the PKR Kuala Selangor division chief’s post, also denied the rumours and waved off suggestions that it could have been started by his rivals within the party.
PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had previously said that Khalid’s fate would be decided by the opposition pact’s top leadership through a consensus.