BN Reps Who Backed PH’s Perak Govt to Know Fate Soon

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Perak Barisan Nasional (BN) will decide in the next state Umno committee meeting on what action to be taken against two of their assemblymen who pledged their support to Pakatan Harapan (PH) to form the state government.

State deputy chairman Datuk Saarani Mohamad said they will also have to refer the matter to the party leadership before taking any action.


“This is a serious matter. We have to discuss it in our next state liaison committee meeting. We can’t decide it on our own or take any decision in haste,” he told the Malay Mail.

“Once a decision has been made in the meeting, then, of course, we will refer this matter to the leadership, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi,” he added, referring to the now acting Umno president.

Saarani, however, did not reveal when the meeting will be held.

On Saturday, Tualang Sekah assemblyman, Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi openly admitted that she supported PH to form the government, but asserted she did not jump ship and was still with BN.

In a statement issued through her Facebook last night, Nolee said that her decision was made in the interest of the public and she was ready to face the consequence.

The other representative who pledged the support for PH was Sungai Manik assemblyman Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharudin.

PH managed to form the state government in Perak yesterday, after convincing Sultan Nazrin Shah that they have a simple majority to form the government.

The two BN seats, when added to PH’s original total of 29, gave the coalition a total of 31 – enough to form a majority in the state. BN won 25 seats in the polls, while PAS won three. – Malay Mail