ALOR SETAR: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said he might maintain the current state exco line-up or make some changes with new faces.
Changes were normal in politics and did not necessarily mean the entire line-up would be changed, he said.
“Conventionally, each time there is a change in Mentri Besar, the Speaker would advise exco members to also take their loyalty oaths,” he added.
Ahmad Bashah, who met Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Putrajaya yesterday, said the state exco meeting would not be held until members of the new exco were ready to take their oaths.
It is learnt that the Mentri Besar is scheduled to meet the Kedah Regency Council today to present a list of nine state exco members.
He is also expected to have an audience with Kedah Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, who is also the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Among those seen at Ahmad Bashah’s house on Tuesday were Bandar Baharu assemblyman Datuk Norsabrina Mohd Noor, who headed the Science, Innovation, Information Technology, Communication and Information Committee under former mentri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s administration.
Pantai Merdeka assemblyman Ali Yahya was also there.
Norsabrina had refused to sign a letter pledging her support for Ahmad Bashah during the leadership crisis.
The names of Ali and Bukit Lada assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Lebai Sudin are among those said to be included in the new exco line-up.