Perak MB says aware of attempts to remove him

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IPOH (April 19): Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said today there have been attempts to remove him as the menteri besar of Perak from the day he was appointed to the post.

Nevertheless, he said, he has remained as the menteri besar and the Pakatan Harapan (PH) state administration has been operating as usual.

"A lot of people have tried to overthrow me since day one. As you know, here I am still the menteri besar," he told reporters after a visit to the media room at the State Legislative Assembly here.

Ahmad Faizal was responding to a question on the viralled audio recording, of four minutes and 22 seconds duration, about several people discussing the menteri besar’s performance.

It had been alleged that one of the voices sounded like that of State Education, Technology, Science and Environment Committee chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Bari but he has since denied that it is his.

Ahmad Faizal, who is the state assemblyman for Chenderiang, said: “Anything can happen in the world now; perhaps the audio (recording) is a fake, perhaps it is genuine.

“The matter (of the audio recording) has not been proven. We don’t have any problem at the executive council meetings. I will not know if anything happens behind my back. As far as I can see, everything is running smoothly.”