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Terengganu Crisis Like Husband-Wife Tension, Says MB Ahmad Razif

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PUTRAJAYA – Terengganu Mentri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman gave an assurance that the internal feud in the state Umno has been resolved and there will be nothing unusual happening during Monday’s assembly sitting.

He said the situation has calmed down and he described the Terengganu crisis as “a fight between siblings.”

“Insya-Allah (God’s willing), everything has been resolved….nothing unusual will happen during the state assembly sitting, but most importantly we must move forward together as we want to push forward the development agenda in the state,” he told reporters during a Hari Raya gathering for Anak Terengganu here on Saturday.

Ahmad Razif was asked to comment on the ongoing spat between him and Kijal assemblyman Datuk Seri Ahmad Said which had heated up ahead of the much-awaited sitting on Monday.

Ahmad, who has become a thorn in the side of Ahmad Razif’s administration, had blamed the latter for Terengganu’s dismal performance in the 2013 general election which saw Barisan Nasional winning only 17 seats against 14 by PAS and one by PKR.

The verbal exchange between the two Ahmads has added to speculation of a possible snap election being called in Terengganu.

Ahmad Razif said he was in constant contact with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to inform him with the latest development.

“I have told him that everything is under control in Terengganu.

“It is normal (to have such problems) like a husband and wife having a bit of tension.

‘We believe that it is normal and will only serve to strengthen the solidarity between us,” he said.

Asked about the remarks made by Ajil assemblyman Ghazali Taib, Ahmad Razif said although he might have overstepped, “we must be willing to forgive one another.”

“We must adopt a positive attitude and look forward and the priority must be given to the rakyat,” said Ahmad Razif. – The Star Online


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