By Karen Bong and Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Nov 22: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg held an emergency meeting with the coalition’s Members of Parliament (MPs) at Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) headquarters here today.
“(There is) nothing. I am just meeting with the MPs for the first time as well as to discuss and monitor what is going on in KL (Kuala Lumpur). That is all,” he told reporters after the meeting.
Abang Johari rushed to the meeting immediately after the passing of Sarawak Sovereign Wealth Future Fund Board Bill, 2022 at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting.
When asked on Sarawak’s stand, Abang Johari replied, “Tunggu dolok. Saya tak ada detail. (Wait first. I don’t have the details).”
The meeting was attended by most of the GPS MPs.
A new Prime Minister for Malaysia has yet to be appointed more than 48 hours after a fierce 15th General Election (GE15) on Saturday (Nov 19) as no major coalition has won a simple majority.
The three major coalitions — Pakatan Harapan (PH), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Barisan Nasional (BN) — were also not able to form an alliance to make up the simple majority which requires at least 112 seats to form the federal government.
GE15 ended with a hung Parliament which saw PH bagging 82 seats while PN came second with 73 seats and BN won 30 seats as the three biggest winners. However, earlier today, BN stated that it will not back anyone to form the government and will remain in the Opposition.
Both PH and PN leaders, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin respectively, met with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as of 4.30pm today but no decision was made.
As of now, the final decision lies with the King. — DayakDaily