The appointment of anyone but Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh as Terengganu Mentri Besar is unconstitutional, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. “Therefore, appointing anyone else is not right constitutionally,” he said.
Palace drama: Kijal assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Said (left) receiving his letter of appointment as Terengganu Mentri Besar from the head of the Regency Advisory Council Raja Tengku Sri Panglima Raja Tengku Baderulzaman.
Abdullah was commenting on the Mentri Besar saga in which Kijal assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Said received his letter of appointment as the new Mentri Besar from Regency Advisory Council (MPPR) chief Tengku Sri Panglima Raja Tengku Baderulzaman at a closed-door ceremony at Istana Tetamu in Kuala Terengganu at 8.20am yesterday.
“It is very good news, very positive. What is good for the people is very good for me,” he told reporters outside the Prime Minister’s official residence, Seri Perdana. He said it was the decision of the party that won the majority in the state assembly to select the Mentri Besar and the Ruler had to abide by it according to the Constitution.
“The palace has to accept Barisan Nasional's decision as it is in accordance with our constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democratic system,” he said.
At the end, Kijal assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Said appointed as the new MB of Terengganu.