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 and an Umno assemblyman resigned.
“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. – FMT