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Perak MB not taking any action against plot to topple him

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said he is not taking any action on the claim of a plot to topple him and leaving the matter to the discretion of the authorities concerned to investigate.

The State Pakatan Harapan chairperson said he did not see any wrongdoing by the state executive council (exco) members that were alleged by state opposition leader Saarani Mohamad to be in a plot to topple him.

"We don't see any wrongdoing within the exco members or Harapan members, so why do we need to take any action... but if the authorities, like MACC and the police think that there is any wrongdoing in an attempt to topple the menteri besar, we welcome and leave to them to investigate,” he told reporters after a mass circumcision programme for about 20 children in Ipoh today.

Ahmad Faizal said this when asked whether Harapan would take action against the state exco members who wanted to topple him as menteri besar.

Last Tuesday, Saarani, when winding up his budget speech, accused Tebing Tinggi assemblyperson Aziz Bari, who is also the State Education, Technology, Science and Environment Committee chairperson, of being the mastermind in the plot to oust Ahmad Faizal.

However, Aziz denied it and described Saarani’s allegations as a “cartoon story” and a cheap political gimmick.

Yesterday, Perak MACC called up Saarani, who is also State Umno liaison chairperson, and five assemblypersons from the party - Shahrul Zaman Yahya (Rungkup), Sham Mat Sahat (Alor Pongsu), Khairul Shahril Mohamed (Bota), Maslin Sham Razman (Bukit Chandan) and Dr Jurij Jalaluddin (Lubuk Merbau) - to record their statements on the matter.

Last Wednesday, Aziz was at the MACC office for about two hours to give his statement on the matter.

- Bernama

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