PETALING JAYA,Dec 4: Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu has lost the confidence of the state assembly after 48 members voted against a motion of confidence in him today.

There were 10 votes in support of Faizal and one abstention.

The motion had been submitted by Pengkalan Bharu assemblyman Abdul Manaf Hashim, who is from Umno.

In October, FMT reported that the Perak government was at risk of collapsing as a result of discontent among state Umno leaders regarding their coalition partner PPBM.

An Umno leader had told FMT that “all was not well” between the two Malay parties in the state as ties between Umno and PPBM had been strained over a number of issues.

The source said Perak Umno leaders were “annoyed” with Faizal’s running of the state and PPBM’s attempt to dominate politics despite Umno holding the most number of seats in the state assembly.

“So while we will not work with PH, if there is a motion of no confidence against Peja (Faizal) in the state assembly, he may not get the support of all Umno assemblymen,” the source had said.


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