A New Selangor Chief Minister Will Be Sworn In On 19 June

Azmin Ali will be officially relinquishing his post on the same date.

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Come 19 June, Selangor will have a new Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) after Azmin Ali will be officially relinquishing his post as the current Selangor Menteri Besar, effective from the same date

According to a statement by the Selangor palace, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah's private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani said the state ruler had given his consent for the swearing-in ceremony to take place after Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations. It will take place at Balairung Seni at the Istana Shah Alam in Klang, the statement read.

Azmin Ali, who is Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman and was sworn in as Menteri Besar on 11 May, was accorded a Cabinet position by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir.

The Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman is now Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister.

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However, so far no official names have been given for the post

According to a report in Bernama, though, among the elected representatives in Selangor tipped to replace Azmin are Setia state assemblyman Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin, Sungai Tua state assemblyman Amirudin Shari, Sungai Kandis state assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei, Ijok state assemblyman Dr Idris Ahmad and Paya Jaras state assemblyman Mohd Khairuddin Othman.

There is a strong chance that Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei may be appointed to the position as, after having served as Azmin's political secretary since 2014, he has the necessary experience

A file photo of Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei,

Image via Ida Lim/Malay Mail

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