Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said he would continue to perform his duty as Perak Menteri Besar until the new Menteri Besar is picked by the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah.
Faizal, who is also the Chenderiang State Assemblyman, said he would attend several programmes scheduled prior to this and continue to provide services, but would not make any major decisions.
“I will lead the ‘caretaker government’ and hope this issue can be resolved soon. Of course, the Sultan will make a decision to choose one of the State Assemblymen who have enough majority to form a government,” he told reporters after an audience with Sultan Nazrin at Istana Kinta, this afternoon.
A caretaker government is an interim government that functions temporarily pending a determining event in the not too distant future.
Faizal said he had informed Sultan Nazrin that he had lost the majority as Menteri Besar in the State Assemblymen’s vote of confidence at the State Assembly today.
Faizal, who is also the MP for Tambun, admitted that Bersatu was disappointed with the motion, but still hoped that the PN in Perak would not be divided.
Asked on his view that PAS would not be part of the new Perak government, Faizal described it as a problem.
“It’s a problem now that we need to find ways to re-consult and to find ways to form the new government,” he added.
Apart from Faizal, State Assembly Speaker Datuk Mohamad Zahir Abdul Khalid, State Secretary Datuk Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim and Perak State Legal Adviser Azmir Shah Zainal Abidin also had an audience with Sultan Nazrin.
Tomorrow the PH leaders in Perak consisting of DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming; PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak and Amanah chairman Datuk Asmuni Awi were scheduled to meet Sultan Nazrin at Istana Kinta at 11 am.