Deputy Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Halimah Mohamed Sadique today denied that she was among the deputy ministers allegedly involved in a move to oust Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
While admitting that she could not fathom how such false 'stories' had emerged, Hamidah also described it as an act to deliberately mislead the people of Johor.
"I would like to make it clear that those stories about the move to topple Mohamed Khaled are untrue. We, deputy ministers from Johor who work in Kuala Lumpur, are the mandate-bearers of the people of Johor.
"We stay loyal to the sultan of Johor and the state of Johor. Where do these flies, which are spreading rumours and causing disputes, came from?" she told reporters after handing over the offer letters for the Bandar Dato' Onn private affordable housing scheme (MyHome) Johor Baru today.
Halimah, who is also Tenggara MP, was commenting on allegations that there was a plot led by an individual to replace Mohamed Khaled as Johor menteri besar.
Halimah said Mohamed Khaled's leadership in Johor could be assessed by the various changes and developments achieved by the state.
All the development planned by the state government under the leadership of Mohamed Khaled was part of the people's agenda and was in line with their aspirations, she said.
"So, to the people of Johor, do not fall for those libellous stories which are deliberately created to cause disharmony among the people of Johor," she added.