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Zahid says okay with Umno losing power in Melaka

The Umno president says the mandate should be returned to the people to choose a new state government.

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Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said he was okay with the fact that his party might lose power in Melaka after four state assemblymen declared that they had lost confidence in Chief Minister Sulaiman Md Ali.

He said it was only apt that the state assembly be dissolved and snap polls held.

“I’m alright with Umno losing the state government, but I think it’s better to have a state election once the state assembly is dissolved.

“Let’s give back the mandate to the people to choose the best government to rule the state and the country, Insha Allah,” he said when debating the motion on the 12th Malaysia Plan at the Dewan Rakyat today.

The Bagan Datuk MP said the mandate should be returned to the people to choose a new government for Melaka following the state’s latest political crisis.

Earlier today, Idris Haron (BN-Sungai Udang), Nor Azman Hassan (BN-Pantai Kundor), Noor Effandi Ahmad (Bersatu-Telok Mas) and Norhizam Hassan Baktee (Independent-Pengkalan Batu) declared that they have lost confidence in Sulaiman’s leadership.

The Barisan Nasional-led Melaka government is represented by 17 assemblymen, comprising 14 from Umno, two from Bersatu and one BN-friendly independent, while the opposition has 11 seats – seven from DAP, and two each from PKR and Amanah, respectively.

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