Mukhriz sworn in as Kedah MB

Mukhriz being sworn is as Kedah MB on Friday (May 11). - The Star/G.C.TAN

ALOR SETAR: Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has been sworn in as Kedah Mentri Besar to lead the formation of a Pakatan Harapan minority state government.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at Istana Anak Bukit before Kedah ruler Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah at about 4pm on Friday (May 11).

A press conference by Mukhriz has also been scheduled at the TH Hotel near here after the ceremony.

Pakatan, led by Mukhriz in the state, won 18 of the 36 seats in the Kedah legislative assembly while PAS won 15 and Barisan Nasional had three.

No party or coalition won the minimum of 19 seats in the general election on May 9 for a simple majority to form the state government.

Mukhriz, the son of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is taking the Kedah leadership reins for the second time.

In 2013, he became Kedah MB when he was with Barisan, but was ousted in 2016 when the state executive committee unanimously declared a loss of confidence in his leadership.

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