BAHARU, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz
Nik Mat today urged the state Umno to stop politicising its proposal that
he be made the state mufti as the action may offend certain people.
He said Kelantan
Umno's move to continue harping on the issue challenged the intergrity
of the State Public Services Commission, which is responsible for appointing
the state mufti, and had also embarrassed the present mufti.
"The offer (of
the mufti post) challenges the intergrity of the commission which appoints
him (mufti). I don't understand how it has been turned into political capital,"
he told reporters after chairing the State Executive Council weekly meeting.
Kelantan Umno chief
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah had said more than once that Nik Aziz could be
made the state mufti if he was willing to leave PAS and if Umno received
the mandate to rule the state.
According to Nik
Aziz, such statements displayed a lack of intergrity.
"For instance if
I wish to appoint a penghulu, can I announce to the public that I want
to appoint a penghulu. Of course that's wrong (because) we have procedures,"
He said Umno did
not have any good reasons to replace the present state mufti "as he is
still healthy and his appointment is valid".
"If I happened
to be the present mufti, I will certainly be hurt," he added. -- BERNAMA