KUALA TERENGGANU, 25 April 2009: The appointment of Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein as the new Terengganu Umno liaison committee chief is good to resolve the crisis of confidence in Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said.
Former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the appointment would also resolve the matter of appointing a Barisan Nasional state assemblyperson as the co-ordinator for BN state assemblypersons.
Idris, the Jertih state assemblyperson, said this would also resolve the appointment of village development and security committee (JKKK) members that had been denied to state assemblypersons by the menteri besar.
“I believe the party’s administration would be better and organised,” he said in a SMS note to Bernama here today.
He was commenting on the appointment of Hishammuddin, who is also Home Minister, as the Terengganu Umno liaison committee chief by Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.
On 14 April, 10 BN state assembly reps refused to attend the state assembly sitting, citing threats to their safety.
Their actions were linked to threatening SMSs received by three BN state assemblypersons of Permaisuri (Abdul Halim Jusoh), Paka (Zakaria Abdullah) and Ajil (Datuk Rosol Wahid) on 13 April related to the political crisis in the state.
The issue is believed to have come about after the menteri besar made a statement that he would sack any BN state assembly rep if he tabled a motion of no-confidence against him. — Bernama
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