With the resignation of the former Terengganu Mentri Besar, Ahmad Said and two other UMNO Terengganu State Assemblymen, Ghazali Taib and Roslee Daud, from UMNO, new state general elections is the best way to resolve the constitutional impasse that has arisen in Terengganu as there is no political party with a working majority.
The composition of the Terengganu State Assembly is now BN 14; Pakatan Rakyat 15 and Independents 3.
The various scenarios that could arise from the constitutional crisis in Terengganu are:
• Firstly, newly-installed Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman conceding that he has lost the majority in the Terengganu State Assembly and the mandate given to him last night to form the new Terengganu State Government.
• Secondly, the possibility of Pakatan Rakyat forming a State Government, which has now 15 as compared to Barisan Nasional’s 14 State Assembly seats.
• Thirdly, the holding of new state general elections in Terengganu for the voters of Terengganu to decide the political future of the state.
As there is no effective majority in the first two scenarios, the best way to resolve the constitutional impasse in Terengganu caused by the resignation of the three UMNO Assemblymen from UMNO is to have new state general elections.