Johor MB should be confident in state govt he leads, ignore outsider talk, says Bersatu


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  • Sunday, 16 Jan 2022

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad. — THOMAS YONG/The Star

JOHOR BARU: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad (pic) should be confident about the state government he was leading and should not be influenced by talk from outsiders, says Parti Pribumi Bersatu information chief Mohd Solihan Badri.

He said that Hasni should be confident with the support from Bersatu and Perikatan Nasional, which was backing the present state government to ensure that projects for the benefit of the people are carried out smoothly.

Mohd Solihan, who is also Johor public works, infrastructure and transportation committee chairman said that all quarters should immediately stop speculation about a looming state election as so far, all assemblymen in the state are together in supporting and to maintain political stability in the state.

“I urge all quarters not to speculate about the state elections until a better time when the people can judge the leadership of the state government under Hasni,” he said on Sunday (Jan 16).

He said that Johor Bersatu was not worried about its position in the state government although it only has a one-seat majority.

“Even the Pakatan Harapan representative agreed with the government when it came to supporting the Johor Budget 2022.

“We also got support to amend the Undang-Undang Tubuh Kerajaan 1895 to reduce the age limit of those wanting to be elected representatives from 21 to 18 years old,” he added.

Mohd Solihan, who is also Tenang assemblyman, said that Hasni’s priority now was to improve the performance of the state administration as it would be a key factor to get support not just from the people but also from Perikatan and Pakatan.

The Umno-led government in Johor has 28 seats against Pakatan Harapan’s 27, with one seat left vacant after the death of Kempas assemblyman Datuk Osman Sapian.

Currently, the state government consists of Umno (14 seats), MIC (two), PAS (one) and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (11), while the Opposition comprises DAP (14), PKR (seven) and Parti Amanah Negara (six).

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