ALOR SETAR – Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir has left it to the people of Kedah to evaluate his performance and the effectiveness of his work as the Menteri Besar of the state since May 6, 2013.
He said his position as the menteri besar was based on the mandate and trust given by the people and on the consent of the Sultan of Kedah, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah after being nominated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“As was stated previously, I hold the trust of the people to serve in the best manner for the wellbeing and prosperity of the rakyat.
“The people and voters will evaluate the capability of my administration,” he said in a brief statement, here tonight.
This afternoon, almost all the Kedah State Assemblymen and Members of Parliament who attended a closed-door meeting here had expressed their loss of confidence on the leadership of Mukhriz as the Menteri Besar and Chairman of the State UMNO Liaison Committee.
Kedah UMNO Liaison deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanifah had read the two-page statement to announce the decision arrived at the meeting which was also attended by the heads of the state UMNO Youth, Puteri and Wanita wings.
Among the leaders present were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department who is also the Jerai Member of Parliament, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Deputy Defence Minister who is also Kubang Pasu MP, Datuk Johari Baharom and Tabung Haji Chairman who is also Baling MP, Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim. – BERNAMA