GRS officially joins unity govt, Anwar now has two-thirds majority support

Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Photo from Anwar Ibrahim's Facebook page.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 25: Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) has agreed to join the federal unity government under the leadership of newly-minted prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

This signifies that Anwar now has the backing of a two-thirds majority in Parliament, from Pakatan Harapan (PH), Barisan Nasional (BN), Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), GRS and some other parties such as Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM).

“Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, the Sabah chief minister, has informed that GRS will officially join the unity government.

“This means our strength, including the support from GPS, and now with GRS, has reached two-thirds of members of parliament,” said Anwar during a brief press conference held in Putrajaya earlier today.

He added that the strong show of support could ensure political stability in Malaysia while his new Cabinet focuses on strengthening the economy for the wellbeing of the people.

In the 15th General Election (GE15), PH won 82 seats, BN won 30, while GPS got 23 seats. GRS got six seats, PBM one and other parties had six seats. — DayakDaily