All 36 Kedah assemblymen to have audience with state Ruler Friday (May 15)

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  • Thursday, 14 May 2020

ALOR STAR: All 36 Kedah state assemblymen will have an audience with the Sultan of Kedah on Friday (May 15) at Wisma Darul Aman here.

Sultan of Kedah Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, who just returned from Kuala Lumpur, will meet with them to decide the political fate of the state.

Several independent assemblymen as well as those from Perikatan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan confirmed the meeting would take place.

Alor Mengkudu assemblyman Datuk Phahrolrazi Mohd Zawawi said he received an invitation letter from Istana Anak Bukit.

"Yes, I just received an invitation. My invitation is for the evening session," said the Kedah Amanah chairman.

DAP assemblyman Teh Swee Leong (Kota Darul Aman) also said he had received an invitation.

"Tomorrow, I will have an audience with the Sultan of Kedah at 3.30pm," he said.

A PAS assemblyman, who declined to be named, said he would have an audience with the Sultan at 10am, while Independent Dr Robert Ling Kui Ee (Sidam), who quit PKR on Tuesday (May 12), said he received a letter requesting him to be present in the morning.

The audience follows political unrest in Kedah after two PKR assemblymen, Azman Nasrudin (Lunas) and Dr Ling quit the party on Tuesday (May 12) and expressed support for the Perikatan government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

On the same day, Kedah Opposition chief Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, who is touted to be the next Kedah mentri besar, announced that 23 out of 36 Kedah assemblymen had lost confidence in Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir's leadership.

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