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Ahmad Said got the Menteri Besar seat because he threatened to jump ship with another assemblyman

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I say, Ahmad Said got the Menteri Besar seat because he threatened to jump ship with another assemblyman. This is an open secret in Terengganu. The kampung man, Ahmad Said will be retained as Menteri Besar until next election because BN cannot afford to lose Terengganu to PAS.

BN’s Terengganu dilemma

Kong See Hoh

KUALA LUMPUR: Talk is rife that Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said may soon be replaced, which may not bode well for the two-seat majority Barisan Nasional (BN) state government.

According to a report in Sin Chew Daily today, given the slim majority in the state, BN is treading carefully as a change in allegiance by just two assemblymen is enough to cause the coalition to lose power in the state.

In the 13th general election (GE13), the Ahmad Said-led state BN held onto power winning just 17 of the total 32 seats.

A source told the daily that there was already talk right after GE13 that Ahmad Said would stay as mentri besar for only a year.

Now with the one-year tenure coming to a close next month, all eyes are on whether he would be replaced.

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