Kedah chief minister saga: Regency Council to meet opposition assemblymen after meeting BN reps

(From left) Kedah Regency Council member Tan Sri Tunku Abdul Hamid Thani, Mukhriz and council chairman Tan Sri Tunku Sallehudin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah leaving after the meeting.
(From left) Kedah Regency Council member Tan Sri Tunku Abdul Hamid Thani, Mukhriz and council chairman Tan Sri Tunku Sallehudin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah leaving after the meeting.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

ALOR SETAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - In a twist to the Kedah chief minister saga, all 15 Kedah opposition assemblymen have been summoned to appear before the Regency Council on Tuesday (Feb 2).

The opposition in Kedah includes eight representatives from Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), four from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), two from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and one from Parti Amanah Negara.

It is learnt that they have been asked to present themselves at Wisma Darul Aman at 2pm.

Kedah Amanah chairman Ismail Salleh said Pakatan Harapan leaders would meet "to synchronise our actions".

The meeting with the council is expected to be similar to Monday's meeting, during which Barisan Nasional assemblymen met the Kedah royals one by one to discuss the issue of removing Chief Minister Mukhriz Mahathir.

However, not an inkling of what transpired at Monday's meeting was released to the press.

Except for state executive committee member Ku Abdul Rahman Ku Ismail, none of those who attended the meeting said a word to reporters.

"I have no comment. I am tired and wish to go home and rest," said Datuk Ku Abdul Rahman when leaving at 6.15pm.

Kedah Umno deputy chairman Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah left about 6pm without speaking to the press.

His response was surprising, since he had earlier arranged to have 40 packs of nasi kandar and four dozen bottles of mineral water delivered to journalists waiting outside Wisma Darul Aman.

The meeting with the Regency Council ended after less than three hours. It had been expected to be longer, since each assemblymen was to have spent 20 minutes in private with the Kedah royalty.

Council chairman Tunku Temenggong, Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah left at 5.25pm.

He was ushered to his car by a solemn-looking Datuk Seri Mukhriz before he too left via the side gate of Wisma Darul Aman.

Tengku Panglima Besar Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz and her convoy were seen leaving Wisma Darul Aman at 6.20pm.