Sabah Bersih to Musa: Do the honourable thing, resign as CM

  • Nation
  • Monday, 14 May 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Bersih has urged Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman (pic) to do the honourable thing and officially resign as Chief Minister.

Sabah Bersih secretariat member Mohd Asraf Sharafi said Musa should concede, as he no longer commands the majority of the state assembly.

"Even if he remains as Chief Minister, on the basis of the constitution, he still does not command the majority of the assembly, and this would create instability especially in terms of policy-making.

"It is better for him to stop playing games, resign, and let the Chief Minister (Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal) carry out his duties," he said in a press conference near here on Monday (May 14).

Earlier, Shafie arrived for his first day of work at the Sabah Administrative Centre at 10.50am amidst tight security.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that Musa has boarded a Malindo flight bound for Kuala Lumpur at 9am.

The Star reported that the Confidential Secretary to the Head of State, Abinan Asli, has handed over an official letter to Musa's Confidential Secretary, Effendi Mohd Sunoh, stating that Musa was no longer the Chief Minister of Sabah effective May 12.

He had been sworn in as Chief Minister just two days before on May 10, when he claimed to command a simple majority of 31 state assemblymen, after Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan’s Sabah STAR, with two seats, threw its support behind Sabah Barisan, which had 29 seats.

However, after six Barisan assemblymen switched sides, Shafie and his Warisan-Pakatan Harapan coalition obtained 35 state seats in the 60-seat state assembly.

Shafie was then sworn in as the 15th Chief Minister of Sabah on Saturday (May 12).

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