PETALING JAYA: The chairman of Barisan Nasional (BN) – Ahmad Zahid Hamidi illustrate that the former ruling coalition is against conceding the Sabah chief minister’s position to any other party.
One of The Star’s report illustrate that Zahid had written to Sabah Governor Juhar Mahiruddin for proposing Sabah BN chief Bung Moktar Radin as the state’s next chief minister.
Furthermore, Zahid said that BN had twice made way for PPBM. In letting them have the position of prime minister and Perak menteri besar despite having more elected representatives.
He said UMNO had 25 assemblymen compared with PPBM’s four yet the party had agreed to PPBM’s Ahmad Faizal Azumu being the menteri besar In Perak.
Also, Gabungan Parti Sarawak and UMNO had agreed that Muhyiddin would be the prime minister despite PPBM not having the most number of MPs.
“Now, for us, if we do not get a Barisan (state assemblyman) as the Sabah’s chief minister. Then the cost and affect for Barisan in the future will be too much to bear.
“One of the studies have shown that the impact would not be good for Barisan. I would not agree for Bung to concede anyone else outside of Barisan to be the Sabah’s chief minister. No,” Zahid Hamidi was quoted as saying.
Yesterday, Bung revealed and show that after Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), comprising Perikatan Nasional (PN), BN and PBS, won the state election. Also, Juhar had asked for more time to decide on the appointment of the next chief minister.
The leaders of PN and BN appeared to have reached a decision yesterday. After they are holding a meeting that went on for hours to decide on GRS’ chief minister candidate.
Meanwhile, Bung dodged questions on who the agreed chief minister candidate was, saying: “We will let the governor decide.”
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Prepared by: Wen Xuan