Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rahman Dahlan: Mukhriz did not have the ‘numbers’

Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir had to step down as Kedah mentri besar because he did not have the “numbers”, said Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

"Politics is a game of numbers, when you don't have the numbers, your days are numbered," the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister said during a visit to the Bukit Tagar sanitary landfill here Thursday. 

Abdul Rahman, who is also the Barisan Nasional strategic communications director, said it was difficult for Mukhriz to work in conditions where he had lost support of majority of the state leaders. 

Asked if Umno's dominance would be affected by Mukhriz's departure, he said: "Barisan Nasional is not made up of one person. We still have to maintain our presence in Kedah."

He also said Mukhriz was a good friend and felt sad that he had to leave. 

Abdul Rahman, however, said Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah should be given a chance to prove his leadership as the new Kedah Mentri Besar.

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