JOHOR BARU: Johor Umno is urging the Pakatan Harapan state government to put in writing the promise of a two-term limit for the mentri besar post as stated in its election manifesto.
State Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said Pakatan had yet to make any commitment to the matter since it came to power about three months ago.
“It is mere rhetoric as my question on the two-term tenure for the mentri besar in the state assembly has not been answered,” he told reporters after chairing the first Johor Umno meeting as the new chairman since taking over from Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
He also criticised the new state government for failing to fulfil the promises made in its election manifesto within the first 100 days.
“Every time we ask them about the election promises, they will use more time needed as an excuse,” said Hasni.
He said instead of coming out with new initiatives or programmes for Bangsa Johor, the state government merely did a “copy and paste” job of the work done by the previous Barisan Nasional state government.
“They just rebranded the free bus service as Bas Muafakat Johor to Bas Harapan Johor,” said Hasni, who is Benut assemblyman and state opposition leader.
Separately, he said Johor Umno will come out with a blueprint to recapture Johor in the next general election.
“Umno is still relevant in Johor, especially to the Malays, and we will step up efforts to reach out to them and the young people,” he said.