: The Pakatan Harapan government has fallen in Johor.
In a statement issued by the Johor Palace, a group of 28 assemblymen from Bersatu and UMNO have joined forces to acquire a simple majority in the state legislative assembly.
“YAB Menteri Besar Johor Datuk Saharuddin Jamal and UMNO Johor chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad met with DYMM Sultan of Johor on 26 February to inform that a new alliance has been formed with a few ADUNs and that they have succeeded to acquire a simple majority to form a new government,” said the statement issued by private secretary to Johor Ruler, Jaba Mohd Noah.
Following which, Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar held an interview to meet with 56 ADUNs in the state. Each had to sign a Statutory Declaration to determine their support for either Pakatan Harapan or the new alliance.
“Out of the 56 ADUNs called for an interview, two did not show up - ADUN Simpang Jeram and ADUN Puteri Wangsa. Bersatu President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin ( ADUN Gambir) was also present at the interview session.
“Following the session, DYMM Tuan was satisfied that the new alliance obtained a simple majority to form a government whereby 28 ADUNs chose the new alliance against 26 ADUNs who chose Pakatan Harapan.”
“As such, the new alliance has the right to suggest a candidate to be Menteri Besar before the state Executive Council Members lineup is appointed.”