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In his widely published article, this prominent banker, among other things wrote:
“My father made it abundantly clear that while Seri Taman may be our home, the house belonged to the Government and, hence, to the people.
“Anything spent on it would have to come from public funds; and there was no way he was going to allow the state coffers to be depleted on something as frivolous as a swimming pool.
“What will the people think?” he thundered.
It said, under clause 4(1) of the Selangor State Economic Development Corporation Enactment 1964, only the exco had the power to appoint or remove board members. The PKNS General Manager does not have such authority, it said.
It said it issued a letter to Azmin on Jan 8 informing him that the Selangor Exco, which met on Nov 13, had decided to terminate his position as a board member. The decision was confirmed on Dec 4.
"The General Manager does not have the power to release the letter (removing Azmin from the board).
"To me, Azmin's position in PKNS remains as his removal did not follow the correct rules," he said.
He added that Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim had stated that he did not release the letter to remove Azmin from his position.