BN now part of Selangor govt, says Amirudin

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari says assemblymen from PBM and Warisan have yet to decide whether they will join the state government. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 17, 2023.

UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblymen are now part of the Selangor government until the state government’s term ends in June this year, according to Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

This was the result of a discussion with the BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, he said during the winding-up session of the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s royal address, during the assembly sitting in Shah Alam today.

There are five BN assemblymen in Selangor.

Meanwhile, Amirudin said one assemblyman from Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) and another from Warisan have not yet decided if they will join.

In the meantime, Amirudin also queried Mohamed Azmin Ali’s (Bukit Antarabangsa-PN) proposal for Ahmad Yunus Hairi (Sijangkang-PN) to become the state’s next opposition leader.

“I wonder why he didn’t recommend Abdul Rashid Asari (Selat Klang-PN) who is from his (Bersatu) party… because Bersatu has more seats than PAS,” he said.

Bersatu has four seats in the assembly, while PAS has one.

Meanwhile, Amirudin said Selangor’s revenue was RM893 million as of March 15, almost half of the target of RM2.05 billion set for this year.

He said revenue between January and March was up by more than RM265 million compared to the same period last year. – Bernama, March 17, 2023.

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