One of the nine BN assemblypersons who were absent at Istana Arau last Thursday, attended a briefing with Menteri Besar Azlan Man at his official residence in Kangar today.
Kayang assemblyperson Hamizan Hassan, who was one of those absent at the appointment and swearing-in ceremony, was learned to be at the menteri besar's official residence for a briefing on the Umno assembly and official opening of the Kangar Umno meeting of its branches and wings.
When approached by reporters after the briefing, Hamizan said he attended the briefing today in his capacity as the Kangar Umno Youth chief and his responsibility as an elected representative.
“The menteri besar and I are both in the same division and the purpose of the meeting today was to discuss matters pertaining to Umno activities in the division,” he said, declining further comment.
However, when asked whether his attendance today demonstrated his support for the appointment of Azlan as the mMenteri besar, he said: “I obey what the Tuanku (Raja Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail) said.”
Last Thursday, nine BN assemblypersons were absent at Istana Arau as they claimed that Azlan's appointment as menteri besar did not get the majority support of elected representatives.
TOn the other hand, they were with the state BN chairperson Shahidan Kassim in Kuala Lumpur, who later held a media conference announcing the proposal to expel Azlan from the party.