Melaka Bersatu will back whoever appointed CM

Melaka Bersatu will back whoever appointed CM

MELAKA: Melaka Bersatu will back whoever is appointed as the 12th chief minister (CM) of the state by Yang Dipertua Negeri Melaka Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob, according to its deputy chief Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen.

Mohd Rafiq said the political crisis in Melaka should end quickly.

“The Melaka government’s focus should be on issues related to the people’s economy, resolving the current water crisis that has impacted the lives of the rakyat  (people) and the industrial, investment and health sectors including fighting  the spread of COVID-19, welfare and education. 

“Melaka Bersatu is committed to strengthening the Perikatan Nasional coalition in the state just as agreed by the central leadership of Bersatu in forming the new federal government,” he said in a statement here today.

Mohd Rafiq added that Melaka Bersatu hoped that all its members, supporters and the people of Melaka would remain calm and that Melaka Bersatu was confident that the state’s administration would run smoothly once the appointments of the CM and state executive line up were settled next week.

Melaka Bersatu chief Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof when contacted declined to comment on the appointment of the new CM for Melaka.

On March 2, it was reported that Mohd Khalil received a representation that Chief Minister Adly Zahari no longer commanded the confidence of the majority of the Melaka assemblymen (ADUN) in the 28-seat State Assembly .

Following the development, Mohd Khalil is due to appoint one of the ADUN as the new CM and the swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to be held tomorrow afternoon.

On Friday ( March 6), Melaka Barisan Nasional (BN) chief Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh had said that Mohd Khalil had informed him that the new CM would be from among the 15 ADUN who supported BN and its allies.

At the federal level, following the collapse of the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition government on Feb 24, the King appointed Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Malaysia’s  8th prime minister.

The Cabinet line-up at the federal level has yet to be announced.