Friday, January 22, 2016

Kedah Umno leaders to meet Najib today

Kedah Umno leaders who called for Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir's ouster as Kedah Mentri Besar are expected to meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday.

The state party leaders will meet Najib, who is also Umno president, at 4pm at the party headquarters at Menara Dato Onn in Kuala Lumpur, to discuss their loss of confidence in Mukhriz’s leadership.

Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim confirmed this to The Star Online when contacted.

"Yes, I'll definitely attend the meeting," he said.

Kedah Umno deputy chairman Datuk Ahmad Bashah on Wednesday claimed that 14 out of 15 Umno divisions in the state had lost their trust and confidence in Mukhriz as mentri besar and Kedah Umno chief.

The other Umno division that did not take part was Jerlun, a division which Mukhriz leads.

Bashah had urged Najib to replace Mukhriz for failing to unite the party and machinery at all levels in the state and failing to bring development.

Mukhriz, in response, said his work is best judged by the people whom he has served, and that his position was determined with the consent of the Kedah Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

He had also said that he was not concerned about the 14 division chiefs who no longer supported him as he still had the majority support from the people of Kedah, and that he was only willing to step aside if there was a better and a more capable leader.

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