Monday, March 24, 2008

Pak Lah interfere's about terengganu crisis


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the appointment of anyone except Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh as Terengganu Mentri Besar is unconstitutional.Most of the state BN assemblymen support Idris Jusoh and remains unchanged over their stand despite the appointment of Datuk Ahmad Said as the Menteri Besar by the palace authorities he told reporters after attending the 10th Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday. "Therefore, appointing anyone else is not right constitutionally" he quoted as saying.


Abdullah was commenting on the Mentri Besar saga in which Kijal assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Said received his letter of appointment as the new Mentri Besar from Regency Advisory Council (MPPR) chief Tengku Sri Panglima Raja Tengku Baderulzaman at a closed-door ceremony at Istana Tetamu in Kuala Terengganu at 8.20am yesterday.


Idris was of all smiles as he came out of a meeting with Abdullah last night with 21 assemblymen exclude datuk Ahmad said.It is very good news, very positive. What is good for the people is very good for me,” he told reporters outside the Prime Minister’s official residence, Seri Perdana.

He said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would make a statement on the matter.

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, met outside Seri Perdana, said Abdullah and Najib had given their support for Idris to be the Mentri Besar.

He said it was the decision of the party that won the majority in the state assembly to select the Mentri Besar and the Ruler had to abide by it according to the Constitution.

“The palace has to accept Barisan Nasional's decision as it is in accordance with our constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democratic system,” he said.

He said Ahmad attended the state liaison committee meeting at Seri Perdana but left soon after.

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