Saturday, March 15, 2008

PM: Recommendation letter handed to Shahidan

PUTRAJAYA: The letter of recommendation was only meant for Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim to be made the Mentri Besar of Perlis, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Abdullah said yesterday he had handed the letter enabling Shahidan to be appointed as the Mentri Besar of Perlis and the formation of the state executive council.

“I handed the letter of appointment to Shahidan, who is the chairman of the Perlis Barisan Nasional liaison committee, who had won (in the recent general election).

“The letter of appointment had to be presented to His Royal Highness the Raja of Perlis so that he (Shahidan) can be appointed as the mentri besar and form the Perlis state government,” he told Bernama in an interview at Seri Perdana, the prime minister’s official residence.

Abdullah said this when asked to comment on the announcement by the Raja of Perlis’ private secretary Moh Adib Zakaria yesterday that the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail, had given his consent for the appointment of Bintong state assemblyman Datuk Dr Md Isa Sabu as the Mentri Besar of Perlis.

The decision of the Raja of Perlis has raised questions among the people of the state because the Barisan wanted another person to be made the mentri besar.

Asked about a statement by Shahidan yesterday that he did not dismiss the possibility of being in the Opposition with the state government helmed by Md Isa, Abdullah said: “I did not hear of Shahidan saying that. I was just on the telephone with him and he did not mention anything (to that effect).”

Shahidan had also said that the appointment of Md Isa did not have the recognition of the Barisan government led by Abdullah. – Bernama

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/15/nation/20658083&sec=nation

seals: "Shahidan had also said that the appointment of Md Isa did not have the recognition of the Barisan government led by Abdullah." When LKS said media made a big issue out of it, this is the same words now. It looks like PM has the say in appointments when it comes to BN. It looks like the opposition follows the law.

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