Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman is likely to be replaced after courting displeasure form the state palace, reports Sin Chew Daily .
The report, quoting sources, said the change is almost certain after the Terengganu Sultan earlier this week stripped Razif of all his state titles.
It quoted the sources as saying that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's planned meeting with the Terengganu sultan is likely to discuss Razif's successor.
The report claimed that the Terengganu palace is in favour of Telemong state assemblyperson Rozi Mamat to take over as menteri besar.
However, it said, Umno division leaders prefer Permaisuri assemblyperson Mohamad Jidin as the state government's leader.
Rozi was quoted by Free Malaysia Today as saying that he had yet to receive any information on the matter and that such any suggestion was untrue.
However, the Sin Chew report, quoting a source, said the Terengganu royal court has been told to be ready for the swearing-in of a new menteri besar.
While confirming that Razif had yet to be officially told to step down, the report quoted the source as saying that Razif's position was no longer tenable.
"Even if he is not willing to step down, without the palace's support, it would be very hard for the state government to continue to function.
"Under such circumstances, his resignation would be the only way to resolve the problem," the source is quoted as saying.