Sabah BN, Umno pulls support for GRS state government and CM Hajiji

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 6 — Sabah Umno has officially pulled the plug on their relationship with the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) government and will no longer support Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor as chief minister.

Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin made the announcement tonight after an emergency meeting at their headquarters here tonight.

He cited broken deals by Hajiji as the reason for their decision, as well as a contradiction of the Constitution which disallows Hajiji from holding the position any longer once he left Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia as he was now partyless.

“We in Sabah Barisan Nasional had formed an agreement with Perikatan Nasional after the 2020 state election.

“But it is clear that he had broken our agreement by sacking Usukan assemblyman Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak as Qhazanah chairman and threatening us with a reshuffle.

“We have unanimously decided to pull our support for this government and Hajiji as chief minister,” he said.

Bung said he expected 12 out of 17 Umno assemblymen as well as former Parti Bangsa Malaysia assemblyman Datuk Mohammadin Ketapi, who was also present at the press conference, to back his move.