Ouch… civil war is likely to break out in the recently turn blue state of Terengganu between former Menteri Besar Idris and current Menteri Besar Ahmad Said. Idris Jusoh and supporters reported to be boycotting the second day of Terengganu state sitting today:
The 10 disaffected assemblymen have gathered at a leading hotel here, saying they would not return to the assembly until police can assure them of their safety.
Among those in the boycott is former mentri besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, assemblyman for Jertih. Barisan holds 24 seats in the 32-seat state assembly, with PAS holding the remainder.The boycott comes in the wake of speculation that a vote of no confidence would be tabled against Ahmad.
On Saturday, Ahmad had warned that any Barisan representative attempting to table such a motion against him would face disciplinary action, including expulsion.
Comment from Barisan Nasional bosses in Putrajaya:
Muhyiddin said that any problem in Terengganu was of concern to him and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, adding that two of them would work together to resolve the issue.
Muhyiddin also said he would meet Ahmad over the matter, adding that he was also waiting for a full report on Tuesday’s incident.
“It is their right to attend or not to attend (the state assembly sitting), but not to the extent of jeopardising Barisan’s position in the assembly, for we are the government in Terengganu.
Someone told me it’s the curse of Silver state. What goes around comes around – so they said.