Home > News > Nation
Tuesday May 13, 2014 MYT 8:39:00 AM
Tuesday May 13, 2014 MYT 6:59:13 PM
by joseph kaos jr
Filepic: (from left) Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, Roslee Daud, and Ghazali Taib.
KUALA TERENGGANU: Bukit Besi assemblyman Roslee Daud quit Umno Tuesday morning, joining ex-Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said and Ajil assemblyman Ghazali Taib to become independent reps.
This is confirmed by an aide of Ahmad, who added that there would be "more to come".
Late Monday, Ahmad quit the party hours after he was replaced by Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman as Terengganu Mentri Besar.
The Kijal assemblyman was soon joined by Ghazali.
Bernama is reporting that, Bukit Besi assemblyman Roslee Daud, who is also State Rural Development, Entrepreneurship, Cooperative and Consumerism Committee chairman, faxed the news agency a letter dated May 13 on Tuesday morning which read: "Please be informed that I hereby resign from my position in the party effective immediately."
Roslee's letter was addressed to Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and was courtesy copied to the State Assembly Speaker.
Former Mentri Besar Ahmad Said is expected to hold a press conference on Tuesday.
The latest developments leave Barisan Nasional with 14 state seats, one fewer than Pakatan Rakyat's 15 in the 32-seat assembly.
However, state legal advisor Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid has insisted that the state assembly Speaker was counted as a representative of the ruling state government, giving an equation of 15:15:3.
In the 13th General Election, Barisan won 17 state seats against Pakatan Rakyat's 15, and managed to win half of the eight Parliamentary seats in the state.
Earlier on Monday, Seberang Takir assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman, 49, took his oath of office before Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Syarqiyyah in Cendering here at 9.25pm.
Tags / Keywords:
Politics, Government, Terengganu state assembly, Mentri Besar, Umno, Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Rakyat, Ahmad Said
Terengganu crisis: Hand over mandate to PAS, Kit Siang urges BN
PM to attend wedding reception of ex-MB’s daughter
Ahmad Razif begins work as Terengganu MB
Dept to set up 30 more tsunami sirens in the country
Mariah Carey makes pizzas and shops in KL
Australia's JACC heading to KL for MH370 talks
MH370: Finding plane remains priority, says Hisham
Customs officer’s car set ablaze
Rosmah: I know I'm a target of malicious rumours
Jais' Dakwah chief: Let's build religious understanding
Starbucks launches mobile takeout and Chestnut Praline Latte
Chelsea chief executive quits club
Canada parliament locked down after soldier shot
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)