KUALA LUMPUR: Perlis Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim says that he and nine Barisan assemblymen have met with Umno’s top two leaders to ask that newly-sworn in Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man be sacked from the party.
The meeting was with Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who has assumed the duties of Barisan chairman and Umno president, and deputy president Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein.
Shahidan, who was re-elected as Arau MP in GE14, said that since Barisan had won 10 out of 15 seats in the recent election, Tambun Tulang assemblyman Ismail Kassim commanded the confidence of the majority to form the state government.
Ismail and Shahidan are brothers.
“Azlan Man not only has the minority, he has no support if you ask PKR or PAS,” said Padang Besar MP Datuk Zahidi Zainol Abidin.
“He should not have accepted the appointment when he does not have the support of the majority,” Shahidan told a press conference at Menara Tun Hussein Onn here Thursday.
Shahidan also appealed to Raja Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail, asking him not to interfere in the state government, and called on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed to intervene in the mentri besar appointment.
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