Plot against Perak MB aims to put BN back in power, says Mukhriz

Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir poses for a picture with recipients of school aid in an event today. (Bernama pic)

ALOR SETAR: The current political scenario in the Perak Pakatan Harapan government is not an internal party crisis or attempt to topple the menteri besar, but may be an effort to change the current government to Barisan Nasional (BN), said Mukhriz Mahathir.

The PPBM deputy president said no PH leader would do anything which would affect the party’s position as the ruling government.

“We have to understand that Umno is now the opposition so, in the political scenario in Perak, there could be efforts not to topple the menteri besar but to change the government back to what is left of the BN, I am not sure if BN still exists or not.

“That is why I am not worried that there are cracks in the relationship between the four component parties in Perak. I am confident that the leadership in Perak, including the menteri besar himself, is very committed to strengthening unity in Perak PH,” he said after presenting school aid at the Kedah ‘Back-to-School’ programme here today.

He was commenting on the Perak political situation where Tebing Tinggi state assemblyman Abdul Aziz Bari, who is also chairman of the state Education, Technology, Science and Environment Committee, has allegedly planned to get a vote of no-confidence against Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

Describing the political climate in Perak as still stable, Mukhriz who is also Kedah Menteri Besar said he was confident that Faizal could manage the situation diplomatically.

“The Perak menteri besar can handle situations diplomatically, (like) how he handled the budget which received a positive response from all parties, so I do not think there will be a problem both in the short and long-term,” he said.

Mukhriz also urged the existing spirit of togetherness between the four PH component parties to be preserved so that nobody can threaten any PH government, including in Perak.