Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has retained his position of Menteri Besar through the unified support of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) state assemblymen.
“Everything remains the same, except that we are now known as the Pakatan Harapan-Bersatu government in Kedah,” Mukhriz said.
The majority support of the state assembly also maintains the state government, thus quashing talk of crossovers to Barisan Nasional (BN), Mukhriz told a press conference today.
PKR, Amanah and DAP leaders were present at the press conference to declare their support for Mukhriz.
Mukhriz said the decision was presented to the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Sallahuddin Badlishah, during an audience with the Ruler this morning.
“His Majesty has allowed the state government to continue under the present leadership,” said Mukhriz, who is also Bersatu deputy president.
Kedah was one of four states in trouble after Bersatu’s decision to leave PH on Monday.
The state is now administered by a Bersatu-PH government, consolidating 19 out of 36 state seats in a simple majority.
PAS occupies 15 seats, PPBM six, PKR seven, Amanah four, DAP two and Umno two.