A week in politics is a long time, and 10 days would be an eternity.
So we have to wait until 27 August 2014 to see whether Pakatan's nomination of the new MB (doesn't matter whether it's Dr Wan or Azmin Ali or whoever) will be approved by HRH or instead the DUN will be dissolved with a fresh state election called, even though Pakatan has an overwhelming majority of 43 ADUNs in comparison to BN''s 12 and one independent, a situation which doesn't merit the dissolution of the DUN.
The last part will be the more interesting part of the wait, and not who will be the new MB.
But one wonders why or how a legal-procedural situation such as the current one in Selangor could occur or be allowed to occur, where important decisions such as replacing a MB (or CM or PM) so as to enable a mandated government to continue running, have to wait for as long as 10 days in order for HRH (or HM or a YDN) to say yes?
In virtually every organization or ministry, there is an acting head when the official head is away, so as to ensure such important or critical decisions may be made.
Isn't there such an office in Selangor as acting ruler or regent when a ruler is away or indisposed? Sometimes a council appointed by the ruler could also act in the capacity of regent should the ruler's heir be too young.
Take the case of the Terengganu Sultanate - from Wikipedia we learn:
After Sultan Mizan was elected as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, he appointed Tengku Muhammad Ismail, then aged eight, as Regent on 12 November 2006. Because of Tengku Muhammad Ismail's young age, a Regency Advisory Council was established to discharge his duties for him. The council's members were Raja Tengku Baderulzaman, Sultan Mizan's younger brother, Raja Tengku Sulaiman Sultan Ismail, Sultan Mizan's uncle, and Federal Court judge Abdul Kadir Sulaiman. He was proclaimed as regent during a ceremony on 12 December.
As regent, he presided over the swearing in of Menteri Besar Ahmad Said following the 2008 general election.
I also recall that when the former (now late) Sultan of Perak (allahyarham Raja Azlan Shah) was ill and convalescing, his son then only the Raja Muda (now HRH Raja Nazrin Shah, Sultan of Perak) performed the state's royal duties not as the Raja Muda but as the Regent of Perak, basically with powers of the Sultan.
In an earlier period, from 1989 to 1994, when his father reigned as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Raja Nazrin Shah was also appointed the Regent of Perak.
I raise this query not so much about the current MB situation in Selangor but more in general terms, because the lack of an acting ruler (regent) is an observable weakness in organizational contingency.