Johor Umno given mandate to decide on state election, says Ismail Sabri

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  • Saturday, 22 Jan 2022

KOTA BHARU: The Johor Umno Liaison Body has the mandate to decide on the state polls, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Ismail Sabri, who is also Umno vice-president, however, said any decision on the Johor state election must first obtain the consent of the Johor Sultan.

"Regarding the Johor state election, as has been decided in the Umno Supreme Council, it will be left to the state Umno Liaison Body to discuss in terms of preparation and decision making. Hence, we leave it to Johor Umno to decide whether to hold the state election (or otherwise),” he said.

Ismail Sabri said this at a press conference after attending a special meeting with members of Kelantan Umno Political Bureau here on Saturday (Jan 22).

There has been talk that the Johor state election will be held following the death of Kempas assemblyman Datuk Osman Sapian, recently, leaving the Umno-led government with only a one-seat majority in the Johor State Assembly.

Currently, the Johor State Assembly is led by Barisan Nasional with 28 seats which include UMNO (14 seats), MIC (two), Bersatu (11) and PAS (one) while Pakatan Harapan has 27 seats, namely DAP (14), PKR (seven) and Amanah (six). - Bernama

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