I’m not in PM’s list, says Bayu rep

  • Nation
  • Monday, 01 Feb 2016

ALOR SETAR: Bayu assemblyman Datuk Azmi Che Hussein has denied rumours that his name is among three submitted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to the Kedah Regency Council as a candidate for the Kedah Mentri Besar’s post.

“It’s not me, I’m not in it. I have no comment about the others,” he said.

A Malay daily had reported that Azmi, Guar Chempedak assemblyman Datuk Dr Ku Abd Rahman Ku Ismail and Ayer Hangat assemblyman Datuk Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid were the three candidates.

Azmi, who was speaking to reporters after launching an economic transformation pilot programme in SM Darussa’adah in Titi Besi yesterday, declined to comment when asked what advantage state Umno deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah had over the others to take over as the mentri besar.

“Everyone has his own advantages. I only hope for peace in the state,” Azmi replied.

Ahmad Bashah had initiated a revolt against Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir on Jan 20 by claiming that state Umno division leaders, as well as the chiefs of the Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings, had lost confidence in his leadership as the mentri besar.

They urged Najib, who is also Umno president, to take the necessary action.

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