04 January 2011
Selangor MB says Khusrin banned from all important state meetings
The Selangor government is set on making life for Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi as difficult as possible by banning him from attending all important official meetings.
Selangor MB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim revealed today that his administration will be writing an official letter to the Public Service Commission to discuss a replacement candidate for the top civil service post in the state.
He also confirmed that until any final decision was reached, the state would not be involved in any “functions or celebrations” which included the newly-minted state secretary.
“This means that the oath of secrecy ceremony in the front of the mentri besar will not be held. Datuk Mohd Khusrin will not be attending any weekly state government meetings or any state economic action meetings as an ex-officio,” Khalid told reporters today.
The Selangor MB also said that he will not be attending Khusrin’s his oath of loyalty at a palace ceremony this January 6.
Khusrin confirmed earlier today that he has begun his official duties despite a raging dispute between Putrajaya and Shah Alam over his appointment.
Khusrin had said that his first day at work was “problem-free” so far, and that the Selangor government did not object to him reporting for duty.
He had also refuted claims that his hotly-contested appointment was “politically-motivated,” saying he would carry out his duties despite direct opposition from the ruling state government over his appointment.
“All the accusations against me have been personal attacks. My appointment is legitimate, it’s just that what I have yet to do is to take an oath of secrecy in front of the Selangor MB,” said Khusrin today.
Khusrin also maintained that he would not budge from his post unless and until he received instructions from the federal government to do so.
“As long as there have been no orders on a federal level, I will remain as state secretary,” he said.
The country’s richest state has been in turmoil for the past week since the Chief Secretary to the Government named Khusrin to the post to replace outgoing State Secretary Datuk Ramli Mahmud, whose last day of office was on Friday.
The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government has rejected Khusrin’s appointment and insists it has the right to name its own person for the job.
The conservative former director of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has previously clashed with the PR state government.
The Sultan of Selangor had, prior to today’s meeting with Khalid, overrode the MB’s objection and approved Khusrin’s appointment.
Lame duck state secretary. If the Public Service Commission has no agenda in appointing this lame duck, why is there no discussion with the MB before he is appointed?
The source of the problem is the appointing of the state secretary by the Federal government who can't work with the Memteri Besar & the Selangor Government.
He acknowleged that he was working for the Federal government. How could this arrangement be democratic? The Federal government that is of a different political stripe and working to undermine the Selangor government is allowed to appoint the senior bureaucrats that is purportedly to serve the State government. The senior bureaucrats loyalty is to the Federal government and not to the State government. The State government, if it is of any credibility, must banish these UMNO-appointed bureaucrats from State civil service. Let there be a showdown ...a constitution that is used to perpetuate UMNO rule, not democracy must be corrected.
Do not waste publics money and quickly get rid of the state secretary.
wait a minute, the Sultan said he is not in a position to appoint or approve who holds the job of SS so what about the swearing in ceremony? if the MB is not present, is it legitimate?
sounds like Perak with it's two Speakers, now we may have Selangor with two SS. what a joke we are becoming.
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