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Khalid meeting S’gor reps tomorrow

SHAH ALAM, 11 Feb 2009: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim will be meeting all the state’s elected representatives tomorrow to prevent speculation about crossovers in the state.

Khalid said this was necessary given the recent political developments in Perak, adding that other issues would also be discussed at the meeting.

“We will discuss how best the allocations that we have for MPs (Members of Parliament) and state assembly[persons] can be used to benefit the people,” Khalid told reporters after chairing the weekly state executive council meeting in his office at the state secretariat building today.

To a question about the status of Port Klang assemblyperson Badrul Hisham Abdullah, who has allegedly been “missing in action”, Khalid said Badrul was expected to attend tomorrow’s meeting at the state secretariat building.

The menteri besar said elected representatives were not only responsible to the party but also to the electorate who voted them.

However, he said, there must be reasons when elected representatives party-hopped but added that under the current circumstances, it was unlikely that this would happen in Selangor.

To a question about Badrul’s alleged absence in his constituency, Khalid said: “In Klang, they (the elected representatives) hardly see each other but we are careful because of what happened in Perak.” — Bernama


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