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Hajiji Noor Will Be Sabah’s New Chief Minister

Hajiji Noor Will Be Sabah’s New Chief Minister

It was earlier reported that there was a stalemate in discussions for the position within the winning GRS alliance.

Kirat Kaur

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Sabah Bersatu chief Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor will be the new Chief Minister of Sabah.

The Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) alliance today announced that it had finally agreed on Hajiji Noor as its chief minister candidate after the alliance won the most seats at the state elections on Saturday.

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The chief minister’s swearing-in ceremony will take place tomorrow morning, 29 September at 10.30am at the Sabah Istana Negeri.

Malay Mail earlier reported that there was a stalemate in discussions for the position within the winning GRS alliance, with lengthy negotiations taking place since the election results were announced shortly after midnight as Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and Hajiji Noor had both been touted as possible chief minister candidates.

On Sunday afternoon, the four party leaders of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) went in for a meeting with the Sabah Yang di-Pertua Negeri (TYT) Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

The TYT then requested for some time to decide following the meeting with Bung Moktar, Hajiji Noor, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Jahid Jahim and Parti Solidarity Tanah Airku president Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan at Istana Negeri, Kota Kinabalu.

Sabah Umno chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin speaks to reporters after an audience with the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin at Istana Negeri, Kota Kinabalu.
(Credit: Firdaus Latif/Malay Mail)

GRS, comprising BN, Perikatan Nasional and PBS, secured 38 out of 73 seats to win the 16th Sabah state elections held yesterday, while Warisan Plus secured 32 seats.

Of the 38 seats GRS won, PN has 17 seats, BN took 14 seats, while PBS secured 7.


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