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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Terengganu UMNO assemblymen plan boycott of swearing-in ceremony of Menteri Besar (Chief Minister)

At 5.45pm, state Umno liaison secretary Datuk Rosol Wahid said the assemblymen who attended the meeting would boycott the swearing-in ceremony if Idris, who is also Terengganu Umno liaison chairman, was not appointed the Mentri Besar.


Source:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/23/nation/20730032&sec=nation


This planned boycott was, according to the above report, initiated at Idris’ official residence here for a meeting at 5pm. Idris was the former Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) and the one nominated by the Prime Minister whom some Constitution lawyers said (from memory) has no right in interfering with the perogative of the Sultan to appoint the Chief Minister. Idris is also supported by the majority of the Terengganu state assemblymen.

Now YB Lim Kit Siang got lots and lots of brick-bracks for sugggesting a boycott of the Perak's Chief Minister, but has since apologized. Let us see if those seeking a boycott of Terengganu's Chief Minister swearing-in ceremony are going to get any of the same treatment. Plus I think there are calls for those who boycott swearing-in ceremonies should resign and seek re-election. Let us hope that happens.

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