Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said will accept whatever decision is made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak on his position as chairman of the State Umno Liaison Committee.

Terengganu Menteri Besar, Ahmad Said (left) reading SMS message threatening to oust him at recent state assembly sitting.

Terengganu Menteri Besar, Ahmad Said (left) reading SMS message threatening to oust him at recent state assembly sitting.

He said whatever decision announced by the party leadership on Friday would be accepted with an open mind because it was Najib’s right as the Umno president.

“We leave it to him (the Prime Minister) because that is his right as the party president. We should accept whatever decision with an open mind…I have no problem with that,” he said.

He said this to reporters when met after visiting victims of the storm that destroyed several houses in Kampung Penarik, near here, Tuesday.

Asked whether he was worried about the matter, Ahmad, who had held the post of State Umno Liaison head for exactly one year, said: “What is there to worry…It’s not a problem for me.”

However, he declined to comment on the outcome of his meeting with the Prime Minister recently. It was believed that the meeting was to discuss the political crisis brewing up among Barisan Nasional (BN) State Assemblymen in the state where a number of the Assemblymen did not turn up on the second day of the State Assembly sitting recently.

“No comment….Let the Prime Minister reply. I won’t reply,” he said.

Ahmad had a meeting with the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on April 16 at the Bangunan Perdana Putra, Putrajaya to discuss the matter.

Former Terengganu menteri besar, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, was also seen entering the Prime Minister’s Office on the same day in what was believed to be a move by Najib and Muhyiddin to resolve the dispute between Ahmad and the Terengganu BN Assemblymen.

Meanwhile, in the storm at about 3 pm on Sunday, 71 houses in Kampung Penarik had their roofs blown off.

Ahmad said the state government would provide aid to ease the burden of the affected residents as soon as possible. — Bernama