X Close

Nation

Published: Monday May 12, 2014 MYT 5:25:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday May 13, 2014 MYT 4:53:01 PM

Terengganu to have new MB, swearing in tonight, says Ku Nan

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said has stepped down and his successor will be sworn-in on Monday night, said Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

The Barisan secretary-general said that the swearing-in ceremony is expected to take place after 8pm Monday night at the Istana Syarqiyyah here.

Tengku Adnan did not name Ahmad Said's successor, but Seberang Takir assemblyman Datuk Abdul Razif Abdul Rahman has been widely tipped to assume the post.

Ahmad Said, a two-term Terengganu MB, was said to have handed his resignation letter to the Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin on Monday.

This confirms speculation that Ahmad Said would be replaced, following a supposed agreement with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that he would stay on for only a year after Barisan almost lost the state in the 13th general election last year.

Najib had allegedly given Ahmad a one-year grace period after the elections because he wanted the Terengganu leader to have a "soft landing".

Barisan won 17 state assembly seats against Pakatan Rakyat's 15, and managed to win half of the eight Parliamentary seats in the state.

Abdul Razif, 49, is also a state executive councillor for Science and Technology, Environment, Energy, Green Technology and Water.

Tags / Keywords: Politics, Government, Terengganu state assembly, Ahmad Said, Mentri Besar, Abdul Razif Abdul Rahman

advertisement

  1. MH17 day of mourning: Plane bearing remains touches down in KL
  2. MH17: Day of mourning photo gallery
  3. MH17 day of mourning: White hearses arrive at KLIA
  4. Full military ceremony to accompany arrival of 20 Malaysians’ remains
  5. MH17: Special flight with victims' remains leaves Amsterdam
  6. MH17: DBKL orders entertainment outlets to stop all 'entertainment activities' for 24 hours
  7. MH17: Names of 20 Malaysian victims announced
  8. MH17: Malaysia ready to receive remains with final rehearsal
  9. A father’s enduring love
  10. A minute’s silence on Friday morning

advertisement

advertisement