Congratulations on the newly hard-earned appointment. He has been doing exco-like job, anyway, in Wakaf Bharu and in Kelantan all over, ever since he returned home in 1997. All from his own effort and financial constraint without much support from certain parties.
This appointment merely makes it official, and perhaps gives him the more support that he needs in order to do his job more effectively to serve the people.
March 12, 2008 01:11 AM
FIFTH TERM… PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat (left) receives his letter of appointment as the Menteri Besar from the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra at Istana Negeri in Kota Baharu. Pix: Zahari Razak
KOTA BAHARU, March 12 (Bernama) — PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat received his letter of appointment as the Menteri Besar from the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra at Istana Negeri, here Wednesday night.
Nik Aziz, 77, will serve a fifth term as the Kelantan Menteri Besar having first assumed the post when PAS led the state government in 1990.
In the general election on March 8, PAS retained power in Kelantan for the fifth consecutive term after the party, together with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) won 39 of the 45 State Legislative Assembly seats.
PAS performed strongly compared to the previous general election, winning 38 of the 40 seats it contested while PKR won one of the five seats contested.
For the parliamentary seats, PAS won nine seats, PKR (3) while the Barisan Nasional (BN) won only two seats through Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah who retained Gua Musang and Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed (Jeli).
BN only won six state seats namely Pengkalan Kubor through Datuk Norzahidi Omar, Kuala Balah (Abd. Aziz Derashid), Nenggiri (Mat Yusof Abdul Ghani), Paloh (Datuk Norzula Mat Diah), Kok Lanas (Datuk Md Alwi Che Ahmad) and Bukit Bunga (Adhan Kechik).
Three new State Executive Councillors appointed tonight were the State Assemblyman for Kijang Wan Ubaidah Wan Omar, Temangan Assemblyman Dr Fazli Hassan and Wakaf Baru Assemblyman Che Abdullah Mat Nawi.