Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Attorney General: NO requirement for the MB to give his consent, nor is it up to the state to appoint the SS

The Attorney General has spoken on the issue of the new SS of Selangor:

No need for MB's consent, says A-G

KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said yesterday that the Selangor state constitution was clear that the Public Services Commission (PSC) had the authority to appoint the state secretary.

"There is no requirement for the menteri besar to give his consent, nor is it up to the state to appoint," he said.

Gani explained that the PSC delegated the authority to make the appointment to a board, which had the chief secretary to the government on it.

As such, he said Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi's appointment as state secretary was done in accordance with the law.

"Whether they (the Selangor government) like it or not, or prefer somebody else, is another matter."

Gani was asked to comment on the state government disputing the appointment of Khusrin as the new Selangor state secretary to replace Datuk Ramli Mahmud, whose last day of office was on Friday, as announced by the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, last week.

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Selangor Pakatan Government MB and his Exco can eat their heart out.

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