ALOR SETAR, Jan 18 (Bernama) --
Five states under Pakatan Rakyat (PR) today endorsed the formation of a council of Menteris Besar/Chief Minister and an Exco to ensure they will not be sidelined by the Barisan Nasional government.
The decision was made after an official meeting attended by Menteris Besar of Kedah Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim (Selangor), Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat (Kelantan), Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin (Perak) and Penang chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
The meeting chaired by Khalid was held at Seri Mentaloon" the official residence of Kedah menteri besar.
Guan Eng said the formation of the council would be a platform for the menteris besar of the Pakatan Rakyat ruled states to be on par with other states when attending meetings held by the Prime Minister during Rulers Council meetings.