Najib Razak is highly unlikely to change four menteris besar before the next general election, The Sun reported.
The daily, quoting a high-level Umno source, said talks about the menteris besar of Pahang, Terengganu, Kedah and Negeri Sembilan being replaced soon were unfounded.
This is because Najib, who is also Umno president, may not want to rock the state machineries by making such changes.
According to the source, although the states involved are in real need of younger blood, it is likely the changes will happen only after the 14th general election (GE14).
“If there is a change before GE14 it would most likely be the Terengganu Menteri Besar Rahman,” said the source, adding that the Persatuan Anak-Anak Terengganu recently had a closed-door meeting with the prime minister, where the issue of replacing Ahmad Razif was brought up.
The group reportedly felt that the state may fall to PAS if Ahmad Razif remained in power, and at the same time, they were not in favour of former MB Ahmad Said returning.
As for Negeri Sembilan, its Menteri Besar Mohamad Hasan is likely to remain despite not being in the good books of Umno warlords, as he is a staunch supporter of the prime minister, said the source.
Najib is also unlikely to make any changes in Kedah, despite the poor health of its MB Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, as doing so in light of the recent upheavel would amount to a gamble, the source told the daily.
Pahang MB Adnan Yaakob is also unlikely to be replaced anytime soon, said the report.
This is because Adnan is not only well-liked by the people, but also the royalty.
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