New MB for Terengganu expected


PETALING JAYA: Terengganu will likely see a new menteri besar being named as Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman is expected to be replaced.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Razif had courted the displeasure of the state palace, and had since been stripped of his state titles.

Quoting sources, Sin Chew Daily said the change in MB was almost certain and that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s planned meeting with the Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was to discuss Razif’s successor.

It was also claimed in the report that the palace was in favour of Telemong assemblyman Rozi Mamat becoming MB, although it was understood Umno division leaders preferred Permaisuri assemblyman Mohamad Jidin.

It was also learnt that the Terengganu royal court has been told to be ready for the swearing in of a new MB.

The source added that although Razif had yet to be officially told to step down, the latter’s position had become untenable.

The source explained that even if Razif was unwilling to resign, it would be difficult for the state government to function without the support of the palace. It would therefore be necessary that Razif hand in his resignation as a means to resolve the issue.

Earlier this week, FMT reported Rozi as saying he had yet to receive any information on the matter. Rumours have been swirling over Razif’s fate after it was reported that he had been stripped of his state titles.