BN To Continue Serving Voters In Nenggiri - Mustapa

KOTA BHARU, June 1 (Bernama) -- Kelantan Barisan Nasional (BN) will continue to provide the best service to voters in Nenggiri despite its incumbent from UMNO being disqualified as state assemblyman, said its chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

Mustapa, who is also State UMNO Liaison chairman, said the party accepted the decision by the Kelantan State Assembly (DUN) Speaker Datuk Abdullah Ya'kub who declared that incumbent Datuk Mat Yusoff Abdul Ghani would not be eligible to continue as a state assemblyman due to his status as a bankrupt.

"During his tenure as the state assemblyman, Mat Yusoff had given the best service to the people and remained fully committed to the voters of Nenggiri. I sympathise with his misfortune and at the same time, I hope such an incident will be a lesson to other BN elected representatives," he said in a statement here tonight.

In a press conference at his office at the Kota Darul Naim Complex, Abdullah had said the Kelantan State Assembly received a notification from the Selangor branch of the Malaysian Insolvency Department on May 28, to inform that Mat Yusoff from BN was a bankrupt.

He said the Article 31(1)(b) of the Kelantan state government Constitution says that a bankrupt who is still unresolved is not eligible to be a Member of the (Kelantan) Legislative Assembly.