Sincerity attested

The tenth Menteri Besar Kedah

The tenth Menteri Besar Kedah

Newly appointed 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah Dato’ Paduka Mukhriz Mahathir asked all Opposition elected representatives and leaders in the state to step forward and together, move Kedah in the transformation agenda of bringing it closer to a developed state status.

Mukhriz: Put aside political beliefs, help develop Kedah

MAY 17, 2013

Mukhriz said since Kedah was left out of mainstream development for a long time, many things have to be done to achieve developed state status in line with the federal government’s aspiration. – File pic

JERLUN, May 17 — Kedahans have been urged to put aside their political beliefs and forget conflicts during the 13th general election (GE13) campaign and focus on developing the state.

Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said various polemics and split among society occurred because politics were extensively discussed by the people and mass media.

“Put aside politics so that we can foster unity regardless of political beliefs.  Its time to extend the hand of friendship to unite people of various races so that the government can perform its duties as entrusted.”

Speaking at a function to mark Barisan Nasional’s (BN) election win in Alor Biak today, he said to bring Kedah on par with developed states requires the cooperation of all parties.

Mukhriz said since Kedah was left out of mainstream development for a long time, many things have to be done to achieve developed state status in line with the federal government’s aspiration.

“To my friends in the opposition, come join hands in developing Kedah. Maybe some people think this is impossible but nothing is impossible if we really want a better future.”

At the event, Mukhriz, who is also Ayer Hitam State Assemblyman apologised to all parties for his action during the general election campaign.

More than 5,000 people in Jerlun parliamentary particularly Ayer Hitam attended the event.

Present were Jerlun Member of Parliament Datuk Othman Aziz, Kota Siputeh State Assemblyman Datuk Abu Hasan Sarif and Mukhriz’s wife, Datin Norzieta Zakaria. – Bernama


This in an opening move for all Kedahans to come together and show their unity, for the sake of betterment and progress. It is time for all elected representatives in Kedah, especially amongst PAS and PKR to put aside all their idealogical political stance.

The last five years saw an extremely intense amount of politicking, not only between PAS as the 9th Kedah State Government and BN but also within PAS itself and PAS’s distrusted relationship with their so-called ‘pack partner’ Chinese Chauvinist DAP.

Kedah economy was stagnant during the five year PAS rule. In fact, Kedah State Government’s debt slide downwards by RM 1 billion due to weak leadership and poor administration under then PAS Kedah Commissioner Dato’ Seri Azizan Abdul Razak.

This offer came as the infighting within PAS Kedah became more intense, even though they have lost power in the Malay heartland state.

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ALOR STAR: Datuk Phahrolrazi Zawawi has resigned as Kedah Pas deputy commissioner I to pave the way for newly-appointed state party chief Datuk Mahfuz Omar to name his new team.

He said it was only right for him to do so since Mahfuz had been appointed as Kedah Pas commissioner to replace former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak, who is now bedridden after he suffered serious infection to both his legs. His legs have also been amputated from the knee down.

“My post in Kedah Pas is an appointed one.

“I don’t belong to Mahfuz’s team and he has the prerogative to choose his deputy,” he told reporters when asked on Pas leadership’s decision to appoint Mahfuz as the new Kedah Pas commissioner.

Mahfuz, the only Pas member of parliament from Kedah after the party performed badly in the state in the just concluded general election,  is also Pas vice-president.

Phahrolrazi, who had led a futile bid to overthrow Azizan as menteri besar in 2010, said he would hesitate to retain his post if asked by Mahfuz.

“I am still Kuala Kedah Pas division chairman and I will continue working for the party,” he said


Upon the retirement of Azizan as the 9th Menteri Besar due to losing control in the Kedah State Assembly at the 13GE, his position as PAS Kedah Commissioner went to PAS Vice President and Pokok Sena MP Dato’ Mahfuz Omar. It is clear that Mahfuz do not posses the majority support of PAS Kedah members.

BN Kedah Manifesto

Mukhriz’s progress and transformation driven BN Kedah manifesto taglines “Driving Kedah’s Transformation Together” actually provided a lot of opportunities for PAS’s elected representatives to play a role. During the last five years, PAS Kedah failed to provide a comprehensive plan like this.

The development of Islam is included as one of the specific agenda outlined.

It is now the prefect time for PAS Kedah leaders to attest their sincerity, for the sake of Kedahans. Their willingness to co-operate with Mukhriz’s new Kedah State Government will demonstrate their ability to be magnanimous.

Just like what God fearing Muslim leaders should be.

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  1. I am sure Kedah will be better under Mukhriz. Malaysian administrative power is skewedly concentrated towards the federal side, so Kedah has an advantage in a way as it is a BN territory. In addition, Mukhriz is highly motivated to work as he has the legacy of his father to take care of also.

  2. I doa that Mukhriz finds a template that could forge the way for constructive partnership between the Muslims in UMNO, PAS and PKR in Kedah.


  3. N no more kafir shit please pak lebai..

  4. Siapa bakal ketua pembangkang dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri. Jika Anak Bukit menjadi ketua, sudah pasti pembangkang akan berfungsi secara konstruktif. Akan minimalah politiknya dan bertambah idea-idea bernas untuk pembangunan negeri dari kedua-dua pihak. Jika kerjasama UMNO-PAS tidak berhasil di negeri-negeri lain, mungkin Kedah akan merintis jalan ke arah itu di bawah kepemimpian Datuk Paduka Mukhriz dan Amiruddin Hamzah sebagai ketua pembangkang.

    • Saya harapkan UMNO-PAS akan bersatu. Kalau boleh bermula di Kedah, bagus. Datuk Paduka Mukhris nampaknya baik orangnya, harap boleh mengambil hati pemimpin PAS untuk bersatu.

      • Saya amat setuju. Ia satu kemestian kedua-dua pihak perlu bersatu walaupun “in principle” buat masa skrg ibarat air dan minyak, saya rasa jika kedua-dua pihak berasa adalah satu tanggung-jawab demi masa depan orang Melayu, maka perlu mereka mencari a middle ground to settle on.

        Inisiatif ini bukannya perkara sulit atau sukar, jika kedua-dua boleh bertolak ansur. The middle ground is to come back to basic but progressive teachings of Islam. Kita semua beragama Islam, betul?

        I look fwd for them to merge into a new party. Give it a new name. Give it a new fresh of life. For fark sake, leave the old shi and, strive anew.

        I am very sorry for any PAS ppl reading this. I have no faith in you in administering this country. It has been shown that PAS is nothing but hidup segan mati tak mau. We need ulamaks, yes, but we cannot have ulamak who have no clue how to run a country.

        Remember that the Ummah is like a body: head, heart, blood vessels, lungs, hands feet … translate these as being as lawyers, doctors, engineers, town planners, educators, scientists … unfortunately you do not know how to manage all these in cohesion. All you is know is shout Isle! Isle! without a clue what you are shouting about.

        Your best know-how is to pukau people for their votes. Betul tak?

  5. Kedah, Kelantan ada harapan. Terengganu nampaknya susah sikit sebab Haji Hadi.

    Kita fokus kita. Cina ni tak boleh bawak berbincang dah. Bila diorang ready, kita boleh mulakan kembali.

    Tapi UMNO tolonglah reform. Banyak sangat melayu yahudi dalam UMNO nih.

    • Beri lah penerangan apa dia itu Melayu Yahudi dan beri contoh siapa dia.

      Setahu saya Anwar dan sekutunya sahaja yang Melayu Yahudi.

      • Melayu murtad dan hati yahudi. Imagine that.
        Thats ai for ya. Munafiq. Jadi imam konon tapi nak luluskan lgbt. Muslim (konon) jenis apa nih. Laknatullah

  6. kedah has a good base to move forward – ample land, proximity to thailand, local tourism opportunities, high technology world-class companies in kulim high tech park – some malaysian-owned.

    i think this is the time for kedah to move forward. this is the time for kedah. yab mukhriz shud quickly take stock and engage them.

  7. Kami anak Kedah berhijrah kNegeri lain tetapi begitu kepingin nak pulang sana. Tanah pusaka kami terbiar, walaupun ditengah2 pembangunan Tikam Batu. Sebab 5tahun dbawah PAS, peluang mencari rezeki teramat sempit kami mengambil keputusan membuka perniagaan ditempat lain.

    Sekarang BN dah ambil alih, (mudah2an Kedah akan kekal selama2nya dbawah BN), ada confidence sikit bawa pulang anak2 mencari rezeki disana.

    Please keep us constantly updated of whatever new development that is going to take place there.

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