Perak MB dis­misses ouster talk

> It’s a ru­mour and I take it as that, says Ahmad Faizal


IPOH: Perak Men­tri Be­sar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu says the state ad­min­is­tra­tion is still in­tact de­spite news of at­tempts to topple him.

“We are a big happy fam­ily... all Exco mem­bers still at­tend meet­ings and they are free to voice their opin­ions.

“At times, they rep­ri­mand me and there were in­stances where I did the same be­fore I made a de­ci­sion for the ben­e­fit of the rakyat, “he told re­porters at the side­lines of the state as­sem­bly sit­ting yes­ter­day.

“It is (a) ru­mour and I take it as that .... My re­la­tion­ship with PH wakil rakyat and all Ex­cos is close as a har­mo­nious fam­ily.

“No quar­rels, no is­sues. We hold weekly Exco meet­ings and all of them at­tend ... only once was the meet­ing not con­vened, for two weeks, due to hol­i­days.

“I am sat­is­fied with the per­for­mance and the com­mit­ment of the Ex­cos ... even if there is news of such at­tempts, let it be. Our fo­cus is to serve the peo­ple and ful­fil the prom­ises made in the man­i­festo. .

“Politi­cians in the as­sem­bly and those out­side should co­op­er­ate and work to­gether to de­velop the state. Stop the pol­i­tics of polemics, which will not ben­e­fit any­one,” he added,

Ahmad Faizal, who is Chen­de­ri­ang as­sem­bly­man, was asked to com­ment on news re­ports that there was an at­tempt to topple him and that a state elec­tion might be held.

“There was news an Exco mem­ber wants to topple me by (way of) a mo­tion of no con­fi­dence. Ne­go­ti­a­tions and meet­ings were sup­posed to be held. How­ever, noth­ing of that sort oc­curred.

“Why should I re­spond to or deny some­thing which did not take place. I read the re­ports and put them aside. Our tar­get now is the bud­get, bring­ing in rev­enue to the state as well tak­ing care of the well be­ing of the rakyat,” he added.

On whether an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion would be con­ducted, Ahmad Faizal said the state PH Coun­cil had not met on it.

“I do not see any Exco mem­ber in­volved in the at­tempt as all of them are close to me”

On po­lice re­ports to be lodged by PH against the Op­po­si­tion on the is­sue, he said: “Ev­ery­one has the right to make re­ports and if there is a case po­lice have to in­ves­ti­gate.”

Op­po­si­tion Leader Datuk Saarani Mo­hamad claimed some Exco mem­bers had planned to topple Ahmad Faizal.

Five Umno as­sem­bly­men were said to have been ap­proached to lend sup­port to those plan­ning for a no-con­fi­dence vote.

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