The Umno Supreme Council today endorsed the appointment of Ahmad Said as Terengganu Menteri Besar, ending a crisis that was further weakening the leadership of Prime Minister and Umno president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
The crisis had put the PM in conflict with Terengganu Ruler -- Sultan Mizan who is the Yang di Pertuan Agong.
Ahmad was the choice of the Sultan's while Abdullah had already appointed Idris Jusoh as MB.
After Ahmad accepted the appointment by the Sultan, he was threatened with disciplinary action for disobeying the party leadership.
Today's meeting, which lasted some four-and-a-half hours, was chaired by Prime Minister and Umno president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
According to NST Online, the council also decided that party elections be held in December. The proposal to defer party elections to next year was rejected.