The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) refers to the press release from the Johor Palace that a new coalition has taken over the Johor state government with 28 State Assemblypersons (ADUN) stating their support for the new coalition while 26 ADUNs chose to remain with Pakatan Harapan (PH). In the 56-member assembly that means there are still two more ADUNs who have yet indicated their allegiance.
It was reported that the two are YB Salahuddin Ayub from Amanah-PH and YB Mazlan Bujang from Bersatu.
There is a risk of a hung assembly of 28-28 should the two choose to remain with PH and as such the declaration of a new state government at this juncture may be pre-mature.
We urge His Majesty the Sultan of Johor to allow the ADUNs to choose for themselves in a special state assembly session on who should form the state government, in keeping with how the Dewan Rakyat will choose the next Prime Minister.
In keeping with our call since the start of this political crisis, we call on all PH ADUNs who left PH to join Barisan Nasional and PAS in an attempt to form the new government to resign from their seats immediately as they contested GE14 on the PH ticket. Not doing so would be a betrayal of voters who voted for them as PH’s candidates.
Statement issued by:
The Steering Committee of Bersih 2.0
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