Ousted Perak MB submits resignation to state Ruler

IPOH: A day after losing a vote of confidence in the state assembly, Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu formally tendered his resignation as Perak Mentri Besar.

He announced the move during a press conference at Laman Seri Ridzuan yesterday.

Faizal said he had handed over his resignation to Perak Ruler Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah at Istana Kinta at 3pm.

He said he had also submitted the resignation of his entire exco line-up to his Majesty.

“According to the constitution, when a mentri besar resigns, the entire exco is dropped.

“I am very honoured to have served under the leadership of the Ruler and on behalf of the entire state government, I would like to apologise for any shortcomings.

“I have done my best and as an ordinary human being, I am not perfect, ” he said.

Towards the end of the press conference, Faizal said: “We will meet again, maybe at Seri Satria (the Deputy Prime Minister’s residence in Putrajaya).”

This is the second time Faizal has resigned as Perak Mentri Besar, with the first time being in March after the change of state government.

He was then reappointed mentri besar under the Perikatan Nasional government.

Faizal, who is also Chenderiang assemblyman, lost the motion of confidence during the state assembly sitting on Friday.

Of the 59 assemblymen, Faizal only got 10 votes in favour while 48 voted against him with one abstention.

The motion was moved by Umno’s Pengkalan Baharu assemblyman Datuk Abdul Manaf Hashim.

Faizal added that he was upset that he was unable to present the state Budget during the sitting, as there were many goodies offered, including for civil servants.

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