Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Political storm over Terengganu
A political storm is brewing in Terengganu. Eight BN backbenchers boycotted the second day of the state assembly sitting in a purported bid to force Mentri Besar Ahmad Said (pic) to step down. There were speculations earlier that a motion of no confidence would be tabled but in the end, it fizzled out and remained just rumours. But emotions seemed to be running high as three BN assemblymen have reported that they allegedly received death threats via SMS - a day before the speculations of the no faith motion. All three - Rosol Wahid (Ajil), Zakaria Ariffin (Paka) and Halim Jusoh (Pemaisuri) have lodged police reports. This is not the first time a leadership struggle has taken place in Terengganu. The previous MB Idris Jusoh was also a victim of power play in the state. There were also talk that he was not favoured by the palace. The rebellion isn't like to end soon as the eight have now reportedly taken their case to Putrajaya, accusing Ahmad of being a mini dictator.