There is news circulating on social media that Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam, the former Chief Minister of Melaka , will be appointed as the seventh Yang-di Pertua (Governor) of the state.
Since Wednesday (May 13), congratulatory news has also flooded the local WhatsApp group.
On Friday (May 15), after a key leader from Perikatan Nasional posted the matter on his Facebook page, speculation about the appointment of Melaka’s new governor was strengthened.
The lawmaker said in his post that new things are happening in Malacca this year-from changes in the state government to possible changes in the governor.
His post drew brickbats from the Oppositions in the state, who said it was premature to speculate on such a thing as it was disrespectful to current Governor Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob, who has been in office since 2004.
Meanwhile, an insider said Khalil would be ending his tenure in June, and that preparations were now being made to conduct an official ceremony to welcome the new governor.