Published: Sunday September 2, 2012 MYT 5:41:00 PM
Updated: Sunday September 2, 2012 MYT 7:41:55 PM
Kedah Umno supports deputy mentri besar post
ALOR SETAR: Kedah Umno will support any move to amend the state constitution in order to create the post of deputy mentri besar, said its chairman Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.
He said he viewed the move positively in assisting Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak, who has to be on frequent medical leave due to his poor health.
"Kedah Umno will support if the state government wants to create the post in the interest of the people," he told reporters after opening the Alor Star Umno division delegates' meeting.
A total of 510 delegates from 98 branches in the division attended the meeting.
It is understood that Azizan will hold a state executive council (exco) meeting this Wednesday at a private hospital where he is undergoing treatment since Aug 14. The last exco meeting he chaired was on Aug 5. - Bernama