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Ahmad to start work as MB tomorrow


What a shame! Crisis after crisis, Badawi is vacillating and his 4th floor boys can’t bring him out of this. This happens when leadership is not there or it is minimal. Former MCA boss Ling loved this reference of a fish rotting from the head, and this is applicable here. Please Badawi show who is the boss, otherwise bow out and let someone else do the job.  

Ahmad to start work as MB tomorrow

Mar 24, 08 4:46pm

Kijal state representative Ahmad Said, who has been appointed by the Terengganu sultan as mentri besar against the wish of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will start work tomorrow.

terengganu and ahmad said and umnoAt a massive gathering at his house in Teluk Kalong, Kemaman, late this afternoon, Ahmad told his supporters that he would assume the post tomorrow.
Eyewitnesses say that several hundred people had gathered to hear Ahmad speak.
“I never dreamt of being the menteri besar of Terengganu,” he told his supporters.
“I will work hard,” he said, adding that he would be “going to office tomorrow”.
However, it is still unclear when Ahmad would be sworn in as MB.

Earlier today, he had an audience with Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin – who is also serving as the Agung – in Kuala Lumpur.

On his way back to Terengganu, he was escorted by a strong crowd of 2,000 from the Pahang border to his house – a 10-kilometer long journey.
It is also learnt that he has managed to convince 13 out of the 22 BN state representatives to back him for the post.

Meanwhile, opposition party PAS today fully supported the move by the Terengganu palace to appoint Ahmad as MB.
Hadi Awang: Respect palace’s decision

hadi awang 010807Party president Abdul Hadi Awang said he believed the decision by the palace was in accordance with the real wishes of the people of Terengganu.
“We are confident that the palace’s decision to appoint Ahmad was based in the dissatisfaction of the palace and the people of Terengganu against the former menteri besar,” he said in a statement today.
He added that the people of Terengganu would definitely understand and accept the appointment of Ahmad as it was them who had to “suffer in the hands of the previous person’s ineffectiveness”.
“We urge the people of Terengganu to respect the wishes of the palace for the sake of stability and prosperity in the state,” he added.
The state of Terengganu is presently in a constitutional turmoil following the appointment of the palace-backed Ahmad over the previous menteri besar Idris Jusoh, who has the support of Prime Minister Abdullah and the 22 BN state representatives in the state.
In the general election, Idris-led BN retained the retained the state comfortably by winning 24 out of 32 state seats. PAS won the rest.  He was then given the assurance by the prime minister that he would be reappointed as the menteri besar.
However, the sultan is not in favour of Idris and has chosen Ahmad to lead the state. Ahmad is believed to have the support of the grassroots Umno members and leaders.
PKR: Don’t be provocative
Ahmad, also the Kemaman Umno division chief,  received his appointment letter from the Regency Advisory Council yesterday morning, almost at the same time when the 22 BN state representatives submitted a protest letter to the palace against the appointment of Ahmad.
Idris and the 22 state representatives also met up with Abdullah last night to discuss the matter.
Umno too has decided to take action against Ahmad for disobeying the party line in accepting the palace’s appointment. He is expected to be sacked the moment he participates in the swearing-in ceremony, to be held on Wednesday.
Ahmad however is confident that he has the necessary support of the state representatives to form a state government. He has asked for two to three days to name his exco line-up.
Meanwhile PKR Terengganu today expressed its disappointment in the crisis over the appointment of the menteri besar.
The opposition party also urged Umno to respect the wishes of the palace in the appointment of Ahmad.
“Even if they disagree to that appointment, they should not be issuing provocative or insulting statements against the palace,” said the state PKR secretary Razali Alias in a statement today.
He added that all Terengganu citizens must firmly stand behind the decision made by the sultan, who is also the present agong.

Ahmad to start work as MB tomorrow


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