No mention of politics at meeting with royals, says Mukhriz

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 06 Aug 2015

ALOR SETAR: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has stressed that nothing political was discussed in the meeting with Kedah Regency Council.

He said it was the norm for him to meet the council in the morning to brief them before chairing the executive councillor meeting in the afternoon.

“However, today was a little bit strange as the council summoned me and all the state exco members to be present. We had to explain our portfolios and get feedback directly from the council.

“This type of meeting with all the state exco members may be carried out annually and it’s a good approach by the council,” he told a press conference after chairing the state exco meeting at Wisma Darul Aman last night.

Mukhriz said some quarters might view the meeting differently but he urged them not to overanalyse the matter.

He iterated that the meeting was only to enable the council members to give their feedback directly to the state exco members.

All state exco members were present except state Local Government, Water Supply, Water Resources, Energy, and Non-Governmental Bodies Committee chairman Datuk Badrol Hisham Hashim.

The Kedah Regency Council is chaired by Tunku Temenggong Kedah Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah.

The other members are Tunku Laksamana Kedah Tan Sri Tunku Abdul Hamid Thani and Tunku Panglima Besar Kedah Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah.

Mukhriz was recently criticised for visiting former Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s house after the latter was sacked from the Cabinet.

“He is Umno deputy president so I think it was not wrong to visit him under the circumstances,” he said.

“I wasn’t there to ask him why he was removed. I went there to thank him for what he had done for Kedah.”

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