Selangor Menteri Besar, Dato Seri Dr Khir Toyo should resign over the flood in Shah Alam on Feb 26, 2006, more so because even the Sultan of Selangor had also lost confidence in him when neither Khir Toyo nor any of his exco members were summoned by the Sultan to the palace to explain the disaster on Sunday, as reported by the Star today.
Shah Alam Major Dato Ramli Mahmud, officiers from the Drainage and Irrigation Department and the Public Works Department were among the officers summoned to Istana Kayangan in Shah Alam for the briefing.
The ambitious MB had declared Selangor a developed state (Negeri Maju) in last August amidst public criticism and suspicion over the 75 indicators claimed by Khir Toyo to be the criteria that made Selangor qualified. A celebration event planned in Shah Alam on August 27, 2005 for the declaration was eventually cancelled although Khir Toyo insisted that Selangor had actually attained the developed status.
However, the flood in Shah Alam on Sunday had embarrassed Khir Toyo for only Shah Alam and none of any other places outside Shah Alam was flooded after the heavy downpour in the whole state. Only the capital of the supposedly developed state was flooded. The Sunday flood had proved him wrong for being adamant in declaring Selangor a developed state last year. The only honourable action left for Khir Toyo now is to resign forthwith. He does not have to wait until the Sultan openly says so.