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No change in Kedah govt leadership, says Mukhriz
Published on: Friday, February 28, 2020
By: Bernama
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ALOR SETAR: There is no change in the Kedah government leadership despite the withdrawal of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) from Pakatan Harapan (PH), which led to the collapse of the federal government on Monday.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said all the state assemblymen from Bersatu and PH had pledged support for him to continue leading the state.

“The PH and Bersatu assemblymen have also agreed that the Kedah state government should be retained. The state government today is a collaboration between PH and Bersatu.

“This cooperation ensures that the state government operates as usual,” he said at a special press conference at his official residence in Seri Mentaloon here Thursday.

Earlier, Mukhriz, who is also Jitra assemblyman, had an audience with the Sultan of Kedah, Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, at Wisma Darul Aman here to brief His Highness on the current political situation in the country and the state.

At the meeting, Mukhriz presented letters of support from 18 Bersatu and PH assemblymen for him to remain as Menteri Besar to Sultan Sallehuddin.

“Alhamdulillah, the Tuanku accepted the letters and has allowed me to continue as Kedah Menteri Besar,” he said.

Asked whether the decision had received support at the federal level, Mukhriz, who is also Bersatu deputy president, said Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had endorsed the move, and that the matter had been communicated to the Bersatu leadership.

Mukhriz also said the current line-up of state executive councillors would be maintained.

“It is the same government; the only difference is it was previously a PH government but now it is a mixed PH and Bersatu government,” he said.

He said people should not speculate on the split between Bersatu and PH at the federal level, saying there were no problems at the state level. – Bernama

 



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