Melaka CM dismisses claim of vote of no confidence against him tomorrow

Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari says he has good relations with other members of the assembly and his exco members are discharging their work well. (Bernama pic)

MELAKA: Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari today dismissed claims that there will be a vote of no confidence at the Melaka legislative assembly tomorrow by rejecting the state’s 2020 Budget tabled by him on Monday.

Adly said he did not know of the matter and the fourth day of sitting tomorrow would proceed as scheduled and he would be winding up the debate on the budget.

“I will be preparing as usual for the winding up of the 2020 Budget tomorrow and pass the budget proposal in the interests of the people in Melaka,” he told reporters outside the assembly today.

A news portal, quoting allegations in a local newspaper, reported that a vote of no confidence will be held by rejecting the budget and toppling Adly as Melaka chief minister. It claimed this followed a meeting between a Melaka Pakatan Harapan (PH) leader and Umno elected representatives.

Adly said it was up to anybody to evaluate the performance of the chief minister or to table a vote of no confidence against him.

However, he said he had good relations with other members of the assembly.

“All our executive councillors are also carrying out their duties. They were able to answer all questions in the assembly,” he said.