Johor BN, PAS to form new state govt - with five crossovers from Pakatan

JOHOR BARU: Johor Barisan Nasional along with PAS will be forming a new state government with five crossovers from the now-defunct Pakatan Harapan.

Its chief Datuk Hasni Mohammad said the five crossovers were from PKR and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).

He said they expect to see Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar as early as this Friday (Feb 28).

Hasni was speaking to reporters after meeting with 17 assemblymen including 14 from Umno, two from MIC and one from PAS at the Johor Umno headquarters here on Tuesday (Feb 25).

“I have already received the 17 Statutory Declarations (SDs) today and I am waiting from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to hand out their 11 SDs.

“We will also be waiting for the five SDs from five assemblymen (from PKR) before meeting His Majesty with the final number, ” he said on Tuesday (Feb 25).

Meanwhile, when asked about the Mentri Besar candidate, he said the party with the biggest majority will lead.

Johor has 56 state assemblymen.

Presently Umno has 14 assemblymen followed by Bersatu (11), MIC (2) and PAS 1.

In Johor, DAP has 14 assemblymen followed by PKR, five, and Amanah, nine.

This brings the number to 28, which will end up in a hung state assembly.

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