AYER HITAM – Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir today said that he did not see any reason for him to step down from his post as Kedah Menteri Besar as proposed by certain quarters recently.
He said this was because he was entrusted to hold the post by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is also UMNO president, as well as the people.
“I think there is no reason for me to tender my resignation (as Menteri Besar) because this post is a responsibility entrusted to me by the prime minister and the people. There is no major issue that needs me to resign,” he told reporters after launching the ‘Jalinan Tani’ programme here.
Mukhriz, who is also Kedah UMNO Liaison Body chairman, said this in response to the recent remarks by Bukit Lada assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Lebai Sudin, which called on him to resign as menteri besar if he failed to pledge support to the prime minister.
Ahmad had urged Mukhriz to quickly emulate other State UMNO Liaison Bodies in declaring his support to the prime minister and not to procrastinate in doing so.
Today, an unknown blogger claim that the menteri besar would tender his resignation on April 24.
Kedah UMNO Liaison Body is scheduled to hold a meeting in Kuala Lumpur on April 24 to find a consensus stand on the pledge of support to the prime minister’s leadership.
Prior to this, Mukhriz was reported as saying that Kedah UMNO would only make its stand on Najib based on consensus among all UMNO leaders in the state.
However, he said no other statement would be issued by Kedah UMNO until they meet on April 24. – BERNAMA