ALOR SETAR: In a defiant mood, Datuk Seri Muhkriz Mahathir has rubbished the claim that he has lost majority support in the state assembly, adding that the Pakatan Harapan-led state government still exists.
"I am still the Mentri Besar, the government is still intact. That is why we still can convene an exco meeting today," he said during a press conference at Wisma Darul Aman on Wednesday (May 13).
He said there are still a few processes that need to be done including the process that involved Kedah Ruler Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah.
He said before the current government can collapse, the process must be followed accordingly.
Mukhriz said to ensure that he still has majority support of the state assembly, all state executive council members that attend the meeting have agreed that they will propose to the Sultan that the matter must be decided through state assembly sitting.
"Only through that way the process will be more transparent, if the opposition wants to table a motion of no-confidence against the mentri besar, they can do that," he said.
On Tuesday (May 12) two PKR assemblymen aligned to former party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali quit the party with immediate effect.
The duo, Azman Nasrudin (Lunas) and Dr Robert Ling Kui Ee (Sidam) said they had lost confidence in the party and have chosen to quit.
On the same day, Kedah PAS deputy commissioner 1 Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor announced that 23 assemblymen, which consists of 15 from PAS, two from Barisan Nasional, two former PKR members and four from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), have indicated their loss of confidence in Mukhriz’s leadership as mentri besar.