Kedah govt de­nies mes­sage that MB will take over home min­is­ter’s post

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THE Kedah govern­ment yes­ter­day de­nied a mes­sage that has gone vi­ral on so­cial me­dia that Kedah Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Ma­hathir will take over from Home Min­is­ter Tan Sri Muhyid­din Yassin, who has been di­ag­nosed with can­cer.

State Youth and Sports, Tourism, Cul­ture and En­tre­pre­neur­ial De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee chair­man Mohd As­mirul Anuar Aris said the state govern­ment led by Mukhriz was func­tion­ing as usual without any prob­lems.

“It is all just a ru­mour... this has hap­pened be­fore and is nor­mal in pol­i­tics, but so far, there are no changes in the state govern­ment ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“What is im­por­tant is that the present menteri be­sar (Mukhriz) is with the state govern­ment and his fa­ther Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad is with the Fed­eral Govern­ment, so that makes it easy to do (de­vel­op­ment) work in the state,” he said at the state-level Na­tional Sports Day 2018 here yes­ter­day.

Mean­while, menteri be­sar press of­fi­cer Mohd Fisol Jaa­far said the mes­sage, which went vi­ral on Thurs­day, was slan­der­ous, false and mis­chievous.

“The mes­sage is false and slan­der­ous. Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia (Ber­satu) has is­sued a state­ment and de­nied claims on its of­fi­cial Face­book ac­count, with a photo with the word

“Fit­nah” (slan­der), Mohd Fisol said.

Ac­cord­ing to the mes­sage, Sun­gai Petani mem­ber of par­lia­ment and Gu­run as­sem­bly­man Datuk Jo­hari Ab­dul would take over from Mukhriz as menteri be­sar of Kedah and that Muhyid­din will re­lin­quish his post for health rea­sons.

Tan Sri Muhyid­din Yassin

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