Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today reiterated the state's stand that it would not dissolve its legislative assembly to pave the way for polls alongside the 15th general election once it is called.
In a statement, he said he had met Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah in a scheduled audience today.
"I presented the state government's commitment and preparations for dealing with the possible flood situation in Selangor, economic recovery efforts, welfare assistance, and the 2023 budget for Selangor, which will be presented in the state assembly this year," he said.
"His Majesty consented to the continuation of this administration, so that it can focus on efforts to ensure the well-being of the people of Selangor."
Selangor is one of six state governments under Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) which opposed calls for an early election.
Together with Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, it said it would not dissolve its state assembly until next year, in a break from the tradition of simultaneous polls at the federal and state levels.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the dissolution of Parliament on Oct 10, saying this would return the mandate to the people to elect a stable, strong and respectable government.
But PH alongside Bersatu and PAS from PN have cited the strong possibility of floods during the northeast monsoon season, as well as the need to ensure continued economic recovery for the country post Covid-19.