1. ANWAR MAY NOT HAVE NUMBERS TO BE PM
KUCHING: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s dream of becoming a Prime Minister may fall to pieces as he may not command the majority of seats in the Parliament.
Such was the opinion of PBB information chief Dato Idris Buang after 11MPs led by former deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali had left the party and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu)’s move to quit Pakatan Harapan (PH).
He added that there was a possibility that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong would rebuff Dr Mahathir’s plea to resign and instead command him to lead the new cabinet line-up.
Asked on how Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) would react to the current situation, Idris said it was best to let Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg to speak on behalf of the coalition.
2. NO FEDERAL CABINET AT THE MOMENT FOLLOWING PM’S RESIGNATION
In the same statement, PBB information chief Datuk Idris Buang stated that,
KUCHING: There is no ‘federal cabinet’ at the moment.
Such was said following the resignation of Tun Dr Mahathir Muhamad as prime minister and almost half of his cabinet members from his party Bersatu and few from PKR splinter group.
According to Idris, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah may not be able to take over automatically as it would be constitutionally wrong.
He referred today’s scenario to the case of Datuk Amir Kahar Tun Datu Haji Mustapha versus Tun Mohd Said Keruak & Ors in 1995 whereupon when Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Pairin Kitingan resigned, the Federal Court then deemed his whole cabinet to have resigned in total.
3. GUAN ENG’S ‘ADMINISTRATIVE ARROGANCE’ MORE HARMFUL FOR SARAWAK THAN PAS
KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing earlier today described Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s ‘administrative arrogance’ as a bigger threat to the state than PAS.
He said PAS is the least of Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) worries as religious extremism and bigotry can be dealt with through the state’s law.
Masing said Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) would support the policies proposed by the rumoured Perikatan Nasional (PN), where PAS is expected to be a member, if they benefit the state.