KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 —The Regent of Pahang has consented to a state government that will be formed by Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH).
In a statement today, Comptroller of the Pahang Sultan’s Household Datuk Ahmad Khirrizal Ab Rahman said Tengku Mahkota Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah has also consented to appoint Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail as the state’s mentri besar.
“His Highness Tengku Mohkota Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah has agreed to attend and listen to the suggestions, motions, and wishes of the political party leaders involved, following the results 15th general election results for the Pahang state assembly.
“His Highness has further agreed to the forming of Pahang state government consisting of BN and PH,” said Ahmad Khirrizal.
Wan Rosdy’s swearing-in ceremony will be held at 11am tomorrow at the Istana Abu Bakar in Pekan.
Earlier today, Indera Mahkota MP-elect Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah had called BN “greedy” for demanding to form a coalition government in Pahang.
Saifuddin who is Bersatu’s state governing body chairman said the party that received the largest mandate from the people is Perikatan Nasional (PN) and has urged that the will of the people be respected.
He reportedly said that PN had from the beginning stated its readiness to negotiate to form the Pahang government but not with PH.
Saifuddin had been elected in the past under Umno/BN (Temerloh MP in 2008), and later under PKR/PH (Indera Mahkota MP in 2018). He is now with Bersatu/PN.
In the recently concluded GE15, PN won 17 seats in the Pahang state assembly, followed by BN with 16 and PH with eight.
Meanwhile, the election for the Tioman state seat has been scheduled for Dec 7 following the death of the PAS/PN candidate.