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Terengganu crisis defuses after three assemblymen retract resignations

Published on May 14, 2014 6:23 PM
(From left) Former Terengganu Mentri Besar Ahmad Said, Bukit Besi assemblyman Roslee Daud and Ajil assemblyman Ghazali Taib have returned to Umno, defusing a crisis that had threatened to topple the Barisan Nasional in the oil-rich state. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PUTRAJAYA - Three rebel Terengganu assemblymen, including the sacked menteri besar or chief minister, have returned to Umno party on Wednesday, defusing a crisis that had threatened to topple the ruling Barisan Nasional (BS) coalition in the oil-rich state.

Former mentri besar Ahmad Said said he met Prime Minister and Umno President Najib Razak and they agreed the matter was a misunderstanding, Malaysia Insider reported.

"It was a misunderstanding. He apologised to me and I, too, apologised," he told reporters on Wednesday evening.

The news portal quoted Mr Ahmad as saying that he will support the new menteri besar and will work hard to ensure BN wins in the next general election.

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