Ahmad Bashah: Kedah BN assemblymen stand by call for change of MB

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  • Monday, 01 Feb 2016

ALOR SETAR: All 19 Kedah Barisan Nasional assemblymen maintained their call for a change of mentri besar during a meeting with the Prime Minister in Kuala Lumpur, said Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (pic).

However, the Kedah Umno deputy chairman said the assemblymen would accept whatever decision is made by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“All the 19 assemblymen who were at the meeting on Sunday afternoon maintained their stand.

“The speaker was also there, making it 20 people present,” he told reporters after arriving at the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport on Monday.

Ahmad Bashah leaving the Sultan Abdul Halim airport on Monday morning. - G.C. TAN/The Star

On whether the stand of the 14 Kedah Umno division chiefs would be conveyed to the regency council as well at the meeting later Monday, Ahmad Bashah said that it would, if requested.

He, however, declined to comment on the statement issued by embattled Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir on Sunday, calling for those plotting to oust him to apologise to Kedah Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, the reigning Yang di-Pertuan Agong, for marring the Ruler’s birthday celebrations.

“If possible, we wish for the issue to be resolved soon because it’s been going on for long,” Ahmad Bashah said.

It was reported that Najib had met the Barisan representatives at his private residence in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday.

Mukhriz, who is Ayer Hitam assemblyman, and Jitra assemblyman Datuk Aminuddin Omar were not present.

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