KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced that Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman will remain as Terengganu Menteri Besar.
Najib said he had had an audience with Sultan Mizan Zanal Abidin yesterday to discuss the issue concerning the menteri besar’s post and it was concluded in the meeting that Ahmad Razif shall remain as Menteri Besar and that he would resume his duties as usual.
“With the announcement, I hope there will be no more questions and speculations about his (Ahmad Razif) post, and I consider this issue resolved,” he told reporters after launching the 2016 National Labour Day celebration at the Putra World Trade Centre here today.
When asked about Ahmad Razif’s stripped state titles, the prime minister said: “It’s the Sultan’s right, I will not interfere in that.”
Sultan Mizan stripped all titles awarded to Ahmad Razif effective Friday April 22.
Ahmad Razif was bestowed the Darjah Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Terengganu Kehormat (DPMT), which carries the title ‘Datuk’, in 2012 and the Seri Setia Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (SSMZ), which carries the title ‘Datuk Seri’, in April 2015.
Ahmad Razif, who is the state assemblyman for Seberang Takir, was sworn in as the Menteri Besar of Terengganu on May 12, 2014, to replace Datuk Seri Ahmad Said. – BERNAMA