Azmin in audience with sultan to resolve state administration matters

SHAH ALAM, June 5 (Bernama) -- Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was today granted an audience by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at Istana Bukit Kayangan here to discuss and resolve various issues relating to the administration of the state.

The closed meeting lasted almost two hours.

When met by reporters on his way out of the palace, Mohamed Azmin said the discussion with the Sultan of Selangor did not touch on the name of the individual who would be appointed as the new Menteri Besar of Selangor.

"The meeting today focused on issues of administration and development of the state and the people so that there is a continuity in the implementation of state government policies by the new menteri besar.

"This is because today is the last day I am chairing the state executive council meeting before I go for umrah and it was timely for me to seek an audience with the Sultan. On the list of menteri besar candidates, we have not send it in," he said.

Meanwhile, commenting on matters discussed by PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at Istana Negara last night on the appointment of Tommy Thomas as the Attorney-General, Mohamed Azmin said he had no further details on the matter.

"I was not told what was discussed as Anwar returned at about 2am (after his audience with Sultan Muhammad V).

...but I will be meeting him at 3pm today and will obtain information on it, "he said.

Last night, Anwar was reported to have an audience with Sultan Muhammad V to discuss the appointment of Tommy as the new Attorney-General to replace Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali.

It was learnt, this followed after Sultan Muhammad V did not consent to the proposal of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who submitted only one name, namely Tommy to the post.

However, in a statement this morning, Istana Negara announced Sultan Muhammad V had consented to appoint Tommy Thomas as the Attorney-General.