Tuesday, 25 March 2008

And Idris is prepared to seek the Sultan's forgiveness...

Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, the key player in the confrontation between the Government and the Terengganu palace, is prepared to apologise to Sultan of Terengganu Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin if “I had done anything wrong” .

He is willing to accept any decision of the Umno leadership deemed best for the people, including forgoing the Mentri Besar’s post.

He made the declaration at a highly-charged Press conference this afternoon, according to NST online.

“I am prepared to accept any decision which the leadership feels is in the best interests of the rakyat,” he said.

When asked whether his acceptance would include stepping down, Idris responded:

“If that is in the rakyat’s interests.”

On whether he would also accept Datuk Ahmad Said, who had been appointed by the Regency Advisory Council, as the new Mentri Besar, Idris repeated:

“If that is in the rakyat’s interests.”

Idris has the backing of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to resume as Mentri Besar.

However, the Sultan, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, is against Idris’ resumption of his MB’s post. He ignored Abdullah’s endorsement and had Ahmad appointed instead to take over.

Abdullah had stated earlier today that he wants to meet Tuanku Mizan to thrash out the impasse.

The NST online story, here .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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