Pakatan backs BN to form Pahang govt


KUANTAN: Pahang Pakatan Harapan has officially agreed to throw its weight behind Barisan Nasional to form the state government. State Pakatan chairman Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said they had agreed to unanimously support the formation of the Pahang state government with Barisan.

“This is based on the total number of seats won by Barisan (16) and Pakatan (eight), which has exceeded the simple majority.

“We hope that a new Pahang state government can be formed post-GE15 to ensure a smooth administration for the interest of the rakyat,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The eight Pahang Pakatan assemblymen had previously signed statutory declarations pledging support for state Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail as mentri besar.

Pahang ended up with a hung assembly when none of the three major coalitions secured enough seats to form the state government.

Perikatan Nasional is currently the largest bloc in the state assembly with 17 seats.

Campaigning for the Tioman state seat is underway with the election to be held on Dec 7.

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