KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s ruling coalition, Perikatan Nasional (PN) has won a key state election, in the 16th Sabah State Assembly (DUN) Election held on Saturday, on his seven-month-old administration.
The victory in Sabah state is likely to strengthen Muhyiddin’s position as he faces a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who claimed on Wednesday that Muhyiddin’s government had fallen as he (the opposition leader) had “strong and convincing support” from the majority of the members of parliament (MPs) to form the new government.
Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin congratulated the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) for successfully grabbing 38 out of 73 seats in the 16th Sabah State Assembly (DUN) Election.
Muhyiddin said, with the official election results announced by the Election Commission Chairman, Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh, GRS is now able to form a new state government.
The GRS consists of Barisan Nasional (BN) won 14 seats, Perikatan Nasional (PN) garnered 17 seats while Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) with seven seats. Meanwhile Warisan Sabah had 29 seats, Independent 3, PKR 2 and UPKO 1.
The Prime Minister said, the success was due to the people’s confidence on the candidates to be the state assemblymen to carry out their responsibilities with honesty, integrity and fulfil the promises made during the election campaign.
“The PN government will fulfil the promises made during the election campaign as soon as possible with the support of the new state government that is to be formed soon.
“With the success, the Sabah government will bring the state to a higher level with more development programmes for the people,” said Muhyiddin on TV1 live telecast after GRS won the election.
Speaking at a ceramah in Tambunan, Sabah, Muhyiddin stressed that PN would help to develop Sabah.
“What do you want? If you want to go straight, you follow me, but if you want to go that side, you follow them. We want to leap forward.
“I’m not crazy for power. What is important is to manage the country as well as I can.” he said in his campaign speech. –Malaysia World News