SHAH ALAM, July 8 (Bernama) -- Selangor Opposition Leader Datuk Mohd Shamsudin Lias of the Barisan Nasional (BN) today stood his ground and turned down an offer by the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor government for him to chair the state public accounts committee, saying he would prefer to be just a member.
Mohd Shamsudin (Sungai Burong) declined to accept the offer after Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (PKR-Pelabuhan Klang) tabled the motion which had the majority support of the house.
"I thank the state government for proposing me as the chairman of the PAC. However, I decline to accept the offer. I propose that the state government appoint another member of the house. I just want to be a committee member only," he told the state legislative assembly meeting.
Abdul Khalid then proposed Ng Suee Lim (DAP-Sekinchan) as the chairman of the committee and it received the unanimous agreement of the house and was officially announced by Speaker Hannah Yeoh.
On July 1, Mohd Shamsudin dismissed the motion of the state government proposing him as the chairman of the PAC and claimed that the appointment was insincere and had a political motive.
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He claimed that the appointment was conditional in that the Pakatan Rakyat wanted its representative to be appointed chairman of the PAC in the Dewan Rakyat.
Hannah Yeoh had denied that the appointment was conditional and urged Mohd Shamsudin to reconsider his decision.
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