Monday, March 24, 2008

DATUK AHMAD SAID TO COMMENCE DUTIES AS MENTERI BESAR TERENGGANU TODAY

Datuk Ahmad Said has informed that he will commence his duties as Menteri Besar of Terengganu effective today, after having received the letter of appointment from the Palace despite protest from the UMNO leadership and claims that he has been expelled from UMNO for not respecting the wishes of the UMNO leadership who wanted to retain incumbent Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh as Menteri Besar.

It is further reported that at least 13 Barisan Nasional elected State Assemblyperson are supporting him despite earlier claims by the UMNO leadership. It need to be noted that almost all the Divisional leaders except Besut fully support Datuk Ahmad Said as the Menteri Besar.

In another event, it was also reported that Datuk Ahmad Said had an audience with Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, who is the Yang Dipertuan Agong, at Istana Terengganu at the federal capital yesterday.

Various UMNO leaders have express their disappointment at the UMNO leadership for creating a mockery of this situation.

But whatever said and done, Datuk Ahmad Said is to assume office as Menteri Besar and it would not be long that his selected candidates of Exco members will be sworn-in to administer the State.

photos courtesy of Malaysiakini and NST