ALOR SETAR, May 17 — Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir today announced his resignation as Kedah Menteri Besar with immediate effect.
Mukhriz said this was after he had lost the majority support in the state legislative assembly.
“This morning I had informed Tuanku Sultan (Sultan of Kedah Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah) that I have lost majority support among the state assemblymen, and therefore I am relinquishing my position as Menteri Besar of Kedah Darul Aman with immediate effect.
“I pray that Allah SWT will continue to bless Kedah and its people with peace and prosperity,” he said when announcing the matter in a media conference at Wisma Darul Aman here today.
Mukhriz also thanked all state and federal government staff whom he said had cooperated well in the efforts to realise the state’s approach and policies throughout his leadership.