Johor exco member leaving it to Sultan's wisdom to make decision amid political uncertainty

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  • Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

PONTIAN: PKR's Johor executive councillor Jimmy Puah Wee Tse (pic) is leaving it to Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar to make a decision that is best for the state amid the political uncertainty.

Puah, who is state International Trade, Investment and Utilities Committee chairman and also Bukit Batu assemblyman, was among over 50 assemblymen who had an audience with the Sultan on Wednesday (Feb 26).

"Everyone knows that the Sultan had met with state assemblymen yesterday to get their views on the current political situation.

"I leave it to the Sultan's wisdom to make a decision that is best for the state after meeting with all assemblymen," he said on Thursday (Feb 27).

He said this when met after handing over house keys to three individuals under the B40 category, who received new homes under the Johor Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) corporate social responsibility programme.

Puah was also unfazed by claims made by opposition leaders on several state Pakatan Harapan lawmakers making crossovers.

"If they have the numbers, then they do not have to wait, but we have been waiting for a few days now.

"I cannot say that they (the opposition) are lying but if they really have the numbers, just do it, no need to have many press conferences, and just talk," he said.

He also said that no PKR state assemblymen had given their resignation letters or express their will to crossover.

Massive "horse-trading" is presently taking place in the state with Pakatan and Barisan Nasional and their allies trying to get the numbers to form the state government.

Presently, Pakatan only has 28 assemblymen after 11 assemblymen from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia quit the government.

Meanwhile, there are 14 Umno assemblymen, two from MIC and one from PAS.

Johor has 56 assemblymen.

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