MELAKA, Nov 21 – Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali, 55, took his oath of office as the 13th Chief Minister of Melaka early this morning at the office of the Yang di-Pertua Negei Melaka Tun Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam.
Announcing this in his Facebook, the Lendu assemblyman pledged that he would provide the best of service to the people of Melaka.
“For the people of Melaka, I would like to express a million thanks for the trust and mandate given to Barisan Nasional Negeri Melaka on the State Election (PRN) of Melaka for the 15th term.
“The best achievement of Barisan Nasional with 21 seats of the State Assembly (DUN) out of 28 seats of the DUN is a reflection of the people to have a stable government, for the sake of the economic prosperity of the state.”
He said he would focus on stability to ensure prosperity in the state.
At the state polls yesterday, BN made a big comeback with winning 21 of the 28 seats it contested in, while Pakatan Rakyat won 5 seats and Perikatan Nasional 2.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued today, former Human Rights Commissioner Datuk Siva Subramaniam said the win by BN was a “clear indication of the people’s choice.”
He also said that it indicated the future of the party and that having won the election it must set out to immediately fulfill the promises that have been made.