Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Terengganu Experience

The first series was a closed-door talk entitled “The Terengganu Experience” given by Terengganu Umno chief Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.
At a press conference, Idris said the people had the impression that Terengganu had lost the recent general election.
“In fact, we won with more than a two-thirds majority. The impression people have is different and that is quite misleading,” he said when asked if he would step down as Terengganu Umno chief.
The only problem Terengganu faced was the issue of Mentri Besar, he added.
Idris, who was Terengganu Mentri Besar until he was replaced by Datuk Ahmad Said, said the people would be able to differentiate the Mentri Besar from the state Umno chief.
“Positions are not important. They are by appointment. If I am no longer relevant, I will leave,” he said.
“But the facts showed that under the previous leadership, Terengganu won in 2004 and 2008. Changes should not be made for the sake of changing,” he said.
(Source: The Star Online: 25th May 2008)

The above sounds practical enough. This should answer some of the issues raised currently in Terengganu, one of which is with regard to the position of UMNO Terengganu Chief. He was quoted saying this when attending Closed Door Talk held by Perak Puteri UMNO in Ipoh today.
Updated!
Hard-T also blogged about this, read Now Idris Jusoh talks. Read also Utusan Online
IPOH 24 Mei -
Bekas Menteri Besar Terengganu, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh hari ini menegaskan beliau tidak akan meletak jawatan sebagai Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Terengganu, walaupun tindakan tersebut boleh menyebabkan kebuntuan politik di negeri tersebut. Katanya, beliau menerima hakikat bahawa Datuk Ahmad Said selaku Menteri Besar Terengganu mempunyai para penyokongnya sendiri, tetapi beliau (Idris) juga mendapat sokongan besar ahli-ahli kerana berjaya memimpin UMNO Terengganu memenangi Pilihan Raya Umum 2004 dan 2008. Read more here.

2 comments:

Pemuda UMNO Keramat said...

Idris Jusoh masih lagi releven. UMNO masih lagi perlukan beliau. Saya percaya UMNO Terengganu masih perlukan kepimpinan beliau.

-Ahli Biasa UMNO-

Pemuda PAS Kemaman said...

If only he would spill the beans on the real culprits with regard to Terengganu Petronas Oil Royalty issue.