ALOR STAR, April 14 – Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir today confirmed that the state Umno would announce its stand on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s leadership on April 24 in Kuala Lumpur. He said the matter was agreed upon by all state Umno assemblymen and members of Parliament who attended a closed-door meeting with him yesterday.
“We all have agreed that Kedah Umno will announce our stand after a meeting between state party liaision committee and all 15 division chiefs to be held in Kuala Lumpur this April 24 morning, prior to the Umno Supreme Council meeting to be held later in the afternoon,” he told reporters after closing the Integrity Global Champions 2015 at Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Kubang Pasu today.
Mukhriz said it was paramount for him to give a space to all Umno leaders in Kedah to share their view on the matter so that they could make a consensus stand on the issue. Mukhriz was responding the call by Barisan Nasional Bukit Lada assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Lebai Sudin for him to step down as Kedah Menteri Besar for failing to openly declare his support for Najib.