MELAKA, October 9 – Former Melaka State Executive Council (Exco) member Datuk Norhizam Hassan Baktee has been asked to return all government property, including the official car entrusted to him.
Melaka State Secretary Datuk TS Kamel Mohamed said Norhizam would have to return state government assets so as not to drag the issue further, disrupting the functions of state officials.
He said that so far only Datuk Seri Idris Haron, who is the former member of the Sungai Udang State Assembly, had returned the official car and government assets after resigning his post of ‘State at the Exco.
“Former Telok Mas assembly member Datuk Noor Effandi Ahmad, who is also a former Exco, said he would return the car and assets on Monday,” he said in a statement. this evening.
Thanking the two assembly members for returning the assets, he said it would help state officials focus on efforts to improve people’s well-being and revive the country’s economy. the state that was affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
He also called on state officials to focus on implementing the projects that have been approved to make Melaka a progressive, developed and competitive state.
On October 4, Norhizam, Idris, Noor Effandi and former Pantai Kundor assembly member Datuk Nor Azman Hassan withdrew their support for Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.
The Election Commission (EC) received the official notification of the dissolution of the State Legislature on the same day from State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh, after the state government led by Umno lost his majority.
Based on Article 19 (4) of the Melaka State Constitution, a state election must be held within 60 days of the date of the dissolution of the State Assembly. – Bernama