Bung: Sabah Umno to stay with GRS despite party's withdrawal of support for PM

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno will remain within the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) ruling coalition following the decision by Umno to withdraw its support for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Sabah Umno chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (pic) said GRS was given the mandate to rule Sabah by the people in the Sept 26 state election last year.

“As far as Sabah is concerned, GRS is intact, ” he said when contacted on Thursday (July 8).

He said Sabah Umno was monitoring the situation in Kuala Lumpur which at present was quite fluid following party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s announcement early on Thursday morning.

Ahmad Zahid said Umno was withdrawing support because Muhyiddin's government had not fulfilled seven requirements outlined by the Umno secretary when it was sworn in on March 11 last year.

Bung, who is Kinabatangan MP, did not want to discuss his personal position as an Umno Member of Parliament at the federal level for the moment.

Umno has 16 state seats in the GRS coalition including two nominated assemblymen.

GRS has 48 seats in the state assembly while the opposition comprising Parti Warisan Sabah, Upko, DAP and PKR has 30.

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