GRS claims a majority, with 6 from Umno

GRS claims a majority, with 6 from Umno

GRS claims a majority, with 6 from Umno
GRS secretary-general Masidi Manjun (centre) said coalition chairman Hajiji Noor has support from Pakatan Harapan and six Umno members.

KOTA KINABALU: Chief minister Hajiji Noor continues to hold a majority in the state assembly despite the withdrawal of support from Barisan Nasional and Umno, according to Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) secretary-general Masidi Manjun.

He said six Sabah Umno representatives did not agree with state party leader Bung Moktar Radin’s decision to withdraw support, and wanted Hajiji to continue as the chief minister.

However, Masidi did not name the six representatives.

GRS, led by Hajiji, has 29 seats in the state assembly and remains the dominant party. Masidi said GRS still has a simple majority and could remain in power with the full backing of seven PH representatives and the six Umno representatives.

A simple majority of 40 seats in the 79-member state assembly is needed to form a government.

He said he was not surprised by Bung’s announcement earlier this evening to withdraw support for Hajiji. “By working with Warisan to topple the state government, they have withdrawn their support a long time ago,” he said.

Bung said BN and Umno decided to withdraw support for Hajiji as he had violated an agreement with BN, Parti Bersatu Sabah and Perikatan Nasional made after the Sabah  elections in 2020.

He said BN and Umno assemblymen had then agreed to back Hajiji as chief minister as long as the state Cabinet included BN and Umno representatives and party members appointed to government companies.

There was no flood; only I was accused,” Zahid claims.

GRS claims a majority, with 6 from Umno



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