MELAKA: A Melaka Umno division chief says he personally known as Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali to clear the air over hypothesis that there’s an try to oust the latter as Melaka Chief Minister.
Hang Tuah Jaya Umno chief Datuk Mohd Ridhwan Mohd Ali stated that the hypothesis was geared toward breaking the strong working relationship between Umno and different Barisan Nasional leaders within the state.
Mohd Ridhwan stated any speak about ousting Sulaiman was baseless based mostly on telephone calls he made to each Sulaiman and Melaka Barisan chief Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh.
“It’s an exterior drive that’s attempting to trigger disunity within the ruling state authorities,” he stated after distributing assist to 170 Chinese and Indian residents at Seri Siantan Flats in Bukit Baru right here on Saturday (July 9).
Mohd Ridhwan described the article in a information portal on Friday (July 8) as provocative because it didn’t quote dependable sources.
“I can safely say there isn’t a such movement to desk a no-confidence vote in opposition to the Chief Minister (on the state meeting assembly),” he stated.
Speculation has emerged that Ab Rauf has the blessing from a nationwide get together chief to desk a movement of no-confidence in opposition to Sulaiman within the state meeting on the finish of this month.
However, Ab Rauf got here out brazenly to garbage the hypothesis on the identical day (July 8).
Sulaiman survived two earlier makes an attempt to oust him however his administration collapsed on Oct 4, 2021, after 4 assemblymen withdrew their help for the Barisan Nasional/Perikatan Nasional-led state authorities.
This led to a state election being held in December 2021 the place Barisan secured a thumping victory and Sulaiman was sworn-in as Chief Minister as soon as once more.