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After a week of speculation, the Melaka state government led by chief minister Sulaiman Md Ali has fallen.

In a press conference today, former Melaka chief minister and Sungai Udang assemblyman Idris Haron, from Umno, announced that the state government had fallen after three executive councillors resigned and an Umno assemblyman withdrew his support.

“We have resigned. This signifies that the state government has a deficit in support,” said Idris, who is one of the three executive councillors to quit.

The other two are former DAP man Norhizam Hassan Baktee (Pengkalan Batu) and Bersatu’s Noor Effandi Ahmad (Telok Mas).

Meanwhile, Umno’s Nor Azman Hassan (Pantai Kundor) retracted his support for the state government. All three assemblymen joined Idris at the press conference.

“We know there are 11 assemblymen in the opposition who do not support the government, and with the four of us, it shows that the state government has lost its majority,” he said.

The Melaka state assembly has 28 seats.

The Umno-led Melaka state government may be on the verge of collapse.

Speculation is rife that some Barisan Nasional and Bersatu assemblymen may withdraw their support within the next few weeks, leading to a loss of majority by the government of chief minister Sulaiman Md Ali.

The move is said to have come after two months of negotiations between Pakatan Harapan and four state assemblymen from BN and Bersatu.

Melaka has 28 state assemblymen with 17 from the government and 11 from the opposition. Umno has 13 representatives, Bersatu two while there are two independents. The opposition comprises DAP (7), PKR (2) and Amanah (2).

Melaka Pakatan Harapan (PH) has called for a meeting with state governor Tun Mohd Ali Rustam to discuss the future of the state after four assemblymen, including three state excos, announced their withdrawal of support for Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.

Melaka PH chairman Adly Zahari said given the threat of Covid-19, the priority of PH at this time is to ensure political stability in the state.

“In relation to that, 11 Pakatan Harapan state assemblymen, together with four independents, intend to hold a meeting with His Excellency the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka to discuss the efforts that can be taken to ensure state political stability and continuity of government administration, can be continued,” he said in a statement today.

Earlier today, former chief minister, Umno’s Sungai Udang state assemblyman Datuk Seri Idris Haron led a press conference together with Pantai Kundur assemblyman Datuk Nor Azman Hassan, Telok Mas assemblyman Datuk Noor Effandi Ahmad and Pengkalan Batu assemblymean Datuk Norhizam Hassan Baktee in announcing they were withdrawing support for Sulaiman.

“We also resigned [as state executive councillors] which means the government is no more.

“At the same time, four of us will find a way to give this government the opportunity to be established to continue running in the future,” Idris said during a press conference today.

Melaka has 28 state constituencies and Perikatan Nasional currently has the support of 17 lawmakers before the withdrawal of the four assemblymen.

Idris, Norhizam and Noor Effandi were appointed as state executive councillors after the Melaka government changed hands after several state assemblymen, including Norhizam, jumped ship following Pakatan Harapan’s collapsed in March last year.

Idris, who was the chief minister from 2013 to 2018, said he is ready if Umno wants to take action against his decision.

“I am still with Umno. For now, me and Nor Azman are still with Umno. It is the party’s right to take any action and I am ready to be called [by the party] to explain,” he told the press.

On October 1, The Star reported that Sulaiman may seek an audience with Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Dr Mohd Ali Rustam to dissolve the state legislative assembly if moves to topple the state government continue. The English daily quoted a Perikatan Nasional insider saying that Sulaiman had to make a move, with attempts allegedly being made to form a new administration, supposedly orchestrated by certain disgruntled lawmakers within Umno and the Opposition.

The rumours stated that 15 state assemblymen from Umno, PH parties, Bersatu and an independent had allegedly signed statutory declarations (SDs) last week.

Sungai Udang state assemblyman Datuk Seri Idris Haron and Pantai Kundur assemblyman Datuk Nor Azman Hassan have been stripped of their Umno membership following a declaration they made in public to topple the existing Melaka state government.

Melaka Umno chairman Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh said this was done automatically the moment both assemblymen issued a public statement of their intention to withdraw support for the present state government led by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.

“What was stated in the press conference together with parties which did not form the government and in toppling the current administration, then automatically they lose their rights as Umno members,” he was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia in a press conference.

Earlier today, Idris held a press conference together with Nor Azman, Telok Mas assemblyman Datuk Noor Effandi Ahmad and Pengkalan Batu assemblyman Datuk Norhizam Hassan Baktee in announcing they were withdrawing support for Sulaiman.

Idris, who was the chief minister from 2013 to 2018, had said he was ready if Umno wants to take action against his decision.

Melaka has 28 state constituencies and Perikatan Nasional currently has the support of 17 lawmakers before the withdrawal of the four assemblymen.

Idris, Norhizam and Noor Effandi were appointed as state executive councillors after the Melaka government changed hands after several state assemblymen, including Norhizam, jumped ship following Pakatan Harapan’s collapse in March last year.

Following the withdrawal of support by the four assemblymen, Melaka Pakatan Harapan (PH) has called for a meeting with state governor Tun Mohd Ali Rustam to discuss the future of the state.

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