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Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

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Anwar doesn't control me: New minister

The Star/ANN | Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

New Selangor Chief Minister Azmin Ali says he will not be "remote controlled" by Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Anwar Ibrahim.

KLANG, Malaysia - New Selangor Chief Minister Azmin Ali has denied that he will be "remote controlled" by Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Anwar Ibrahim following the party's failed attempt to install president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the chief minister.

Speaking to reporters after his swearing-in ceremony at Istana Alam Shah yesterday, Mr Azmin said he is now bound by the oath he took before Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

"I am guided by the Constitution and the policies of the people," he said.

Mr Azmin also said it was time to "move on", when asked if Dr Wan Azizah would have been "remote controlled" if she had become chief minister.

She is the wife of opposition leader Anwar.

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