Turmoil in KL, GRS Government remains intact – Hajiji

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KOTA KINABALU: Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) has given assurance that the Sabah State Government remains intact despite the current political uncertainty in Kuala Lumpur.

GRS chief Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said leaders of the coalition have reached a consensus to maintain cooperation in the State Government.

Hajiji. File Picture

The Chief Minister said GRS leaders also agreed that they must uphold the mandate given by the people during the 16th State elections in September last year.

“We share the same views and unanimously agree that cooperation in the present State Government will continue.

“We will continue to uphold the mandate given to us at the last State elections,” said Hajiji.

He said all GRS leaders were united and pledged that all necessary steps will be taken to further solidify the GRS State Government, which is alligned to the PN Federal Government.

“I pray that the political disruptions in Kuala Lumpur will be resolved amicably so that we can focus all our efforts on managing the COVID-19 pandemic threat, economic recovery and political stability,” he said.

GRS is an electoral alliance between Perikatan Nasional (Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, Star, SAPP, Gerakan and Pas), Barisan Nasional (Umno, PBRS, MCA and MIC) and Parti Bersatu Sabah.

It was established by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in September 2020 and contested in the 2020 State Election.

Muhyiddin and the PN Federal Government is facing an onslaught from the opposition Pakatan Harapan as well as PN’s own ally Umno after the King revealed that he was not consulted by the government when the cabinet decided to revoke the emergency ordinance.

A state of emergency was declared from Jan 12 to Aug 1 this year to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The blown up issue overshadowed the special parliamentary meeting last week, which has been postponed to September following the detection of Covid-19 cases in Parliament.

However, inconvinced PH lawmakers tried to enter the Parliament yard on Monday while Umno President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a statement earlier today announced Umno had officially retracted support to PN and the Prime Minister.

The saga continues.-BorneoGazette

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