KUALA TERENGGANU, May 14 – The meeting held by Terengganu Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblymen and State Assembly speaker Mohd Zubir Embong with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was meaningful and provided a fresh start to the state government, said Permaisuri assemblyman Datuk Mohd Jidin Shafee.
Mohd Jidin, who is also State tourism and culture committee chairman, said the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere with everyone left delighted and there were no hard feelings among them.
“Thank God, we are united again and the situation is back to normal,” he told Bernama today.
Mohd Jidin said all Terengganu BN assemblymen were not only relieved as a crisis (triggered by the resignation of three BN assemblymen) was not only averted but also were determined to serve the people with renewed spirit.
“We met the prime minister twice, first, in a relaxed atmosphere at his residence last night followed by a formal discussion over the state government affairs at noon today.
“At the meeting, Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Rahman Ahmad Razif pledged before the prime minister that he would seek consensus with state executive councilors and BN assemblymen before making final decisions on matters at hand,” said Mohd Jidin.
He said the assemblymen were satisfied with the explanation given by the prime minister, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said during the meeting.
The meeting was also attended by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, who is Kemaman MP.
Meanwhile, Mohd Zubir said the crisis was resolved as the three estranged assemblymen had returned to the fold, spurred by the spirit of a sincerity in the struggle to achieve Terengganu’s mission to become a developed state by 2020.
Three other assemblymen, Wan Abdul Hakim Wan Mokhtar (Air Puteh), Muhammad Pehimi Yusof (Jertih) and Mohd Iskandar Jaafar (Jabi) felt that the reconciliation would help strengthen Terengganu Umno and enable it to give top priority to the interests of the people, instead of personal gains.