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Sabah’s State Assembly Is Now Dissolved, But I’m Still Chief Minister, Says Shafie Apdal

Sabah’s State Assembly Is Now Dissolved, But I’m Still Chief Minister, Says Shafie Apdal

Hakim Hassan

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Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal has announced that Sabah’s state assembly is dissolved.

He said it in an announcement after meeting Sabah’s Tuan Yang Dipertua Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Juhar Mahiruddin.

I’m still the Chief Minister.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal

Shafie said the Election Commision will announce the date of the election later and it will be done in the span of 60 days.

We will give the mandate back to the rakyat in electing who would be fit to form the new government and I’m confident that they will make the right decision.

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal

Recently, former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman claimed that he has obtained a simple majority to form a new state government.

The new coalition, he said, will involve several parties:

  • United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
  • Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU)
  • Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR)
  • Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS)

How it looks like post GE-14

In total, Sabah has 65 seats.

According to reports, prior to the sudden takeover, the government bloc has 45 seats while the opposition bloc has 20.

Below is the breakdown:

Government bloc

  • Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN) – 31 seats
  • Democratic Action Party (DAP) – 6 seats
  • United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (UPKO) – 2 seats
  • Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) – 2 seats
  • Elected Adun – 2 seats

Opposition bloc

  • BERSATU – 9 seats
  • Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) – 4 seats
  • STAR – 3 seats
  • Independent – 2 seats
  • UMNO – 1 seat
  • Elected Adun – 1 seat

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