Expressing disappointment with the appointment, Shahidan said he believed that it was the doing of Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad and Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid.
A Bernama story had earlier reported that the Raja of Perlis has given his consent for the appointment of Bintong state assemblyman Datuk Dr Md Isa Sabu as the new Menteri Besar of Perlis in place of Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.
A statement distributed to reporters gathered in front of Istana Siraj by the Raja of Perlis' private secretary, Mohd Adib Zakaria, at 2.40pm yesterday said the appointment was made under Article 39 (2) of the Laws of the Constitution of Perlis.
Earlier, Shahidan was seen entering the Istana at about 11.40am for an audience with the Raja of Perlis where he presented the letter of appointment issued by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Tuesday.
When approached by reporters, he said his appointment as menteri besar had yet to be decided although he received the appointment letter on Tuesday.
"Right now, it's final from the prime minister...it's me (for the menteri besar's post). The Raja has the power to determine who is elected," he said.
"But the Raja's decision was to appoint another person, I do not know why," he said, adding that he was still Mentri Besar for another 120 days.
He also said that no one should go against Abdullah's decision but should instead respect his leadership.
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