During the meeting with the Agong, my sources told me, the PM was asked to explain how the RM1 billion "wang ehsan" was disbursed by the State Government under former Menteri Besar Idris Jusoh.
Since winning back Terengganu from PAS in 2004, the BN government has been paying the State Government some RM1 billion a year (the "wang ehsan" did not exist when PAS ruled Terengganu). Terengganu has the second highest number of poor people in Malaysia, after Sabah.
The present Yang diPertuan Agong hails from Terengganu.
The PM was also told to meet with Ahmad Said, the Sultan of Terengganu's choice for MB. The Star said half an hour ago that the PM would also meet Idris.
Idris Jusoh, say bye to the MB's office: -
The PM, who was granted an audience with the Agong before this morning's weekly Cabinet meeting, has agreed to the Palace's choice for MB, Ahmad Said.
Just last Sunday Abdullah said the appointment of anyone else except Idris Jusoh, which was his choice, would be unConstitutional.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Pak Lah concedes another defeat
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