DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Sultan of Selangor state has executed his discretion wisely in appointing Azmin Ali as the new MB od Selangor as provided by the Selangor State constitution. With the swearing in ceremony of Azmin Ali, the state assembly man for Bukit Antarabangsa constituency, as the 15th Menteri Besar of Selangor on 23.9.2014 , replacing Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, the political drama plotted and staged by Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his learned political strategist to put DS Dr.Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the Selangor MB has resulted in avail.
Eventhough the political imbroglio which has plagued the Selangor government for the last nine months has come to end, but Azmin Ali, being elevated above all the as the new MB of Selangor has angered many PKR party members including the PKR President Dr.Wan Azizah, and the PKR defacto leader DS Anwar Ibrahim and their hard core supporters.
The political crisis in Selangor was not between the two opposing sides of the political divide, BN vs Pakatan, but it was within the Pakatan ranks or among the opposition front members. It started when the Kajang assembly man vacated his seat to give way for DS Anwar Ibrahim to contest to become the MB of Selangor. But unfortunately, DS Anwar was disqualified to contest and his wife Dr.Wan Azizah replaced him to contest in Kajang seat and won the state seat in order to become the MB of Selangor.
Now, it is no more a secret that the ‘Kajang move’ crafted by some PKR strategists was not a wise move but has failed and frustrated not only DS Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters but also has created an irreparable rift between PKR and its coalition partner PAS. Even the bye election in Kelantan, PKR has to give away their Pengkalan Kubor seat to PAS in order to win the PAS leaders's heart.
With this background , many are expressing views that the Azmin Ali’s appointment as the new MB of Selangor has sparked off another round of political war within the PKR ranks. Can Azmin Ali withstand a coup d’etat like attempts against him in the Selangor state assembly to end his tenure as the 15th MB of Selangor when the assembly convene soon ?