Amid state govt uncertainty, Hajiji calls on governor for an hour

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 7 — Chief minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor is believed to have faced State Governor Tun Juhar Mahiruddin to prove his majority support this afternoon.

The official car bearing the chief minister plate drove into the Istana Negeri at about 4.20pm and left about an hour later.

Hajiji had rolled down his window and waved to the waiting reporters on his way out.

It is believed that Juhar had asked Hajiji to prove he had the majority.

The meeting came after Sabah BN had announced it was pulling the plug on its partnership with GRS, effectively causing the collapse of the GRS-BN government which has been working together since the 2020 state polls.

Hajiji is believed to have the support of just over a simple majority of 40 assemblymen in the 79-seat House.

GRS has 29 assemblymen, followed by seven from Pakatan Harapan, five from Umno, and one to three other assemblymen.

Umno with some 12 remaining state assemblymen may not have enough numbers to form a new state government if they wanted to even if they join up with Warisan with 19 assemblymen, Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Malaysia with three and the lone Segama independent candidate.