Kedah opposition reps arrive for meeting with sultan

Wisma Darul Aman, the seat of the state government in Kedah.

ALOR SETAR: Nineteen Kedah assemblymen from the opposition bench including two newly-declared independents have arrived at Wisma Darul Aman here for one-on-one meetings with the state ruler.

The two independents, Sidam assemblyman Robert Ling Kui Ee and Lunas assemblyman Azman Nasarudin, quit their party on Tuesday.

Kedah’s Sultan Salehuddin Sultan Badlishah is scheduled to meet with all 36 assemblymen, including 23 said to have signed statutory declarations stating their loss of confidence in the leadership of Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir.

Despite the string of statements, Mukhriz said on Wednesday that he remains the menteri besar until a motion of no confidence against him is passed.

“I am still here. My government exists. It is not true that the Kedah government has fallen,” he said.

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