Johor Sultan may order state assembly dissolved if political antics continue

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – June 3, 2020: Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has warned that he will dissolve the state assembly if politicians continue with excessive politicking.

In a statement today the Sultan expressed disappointment over the antics of selfish politicians despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I cannot bear to watch my people suffer. I have sworn to take care of my people at all costs. If the power tussle among elected representatives continues to fester, I will dissolve the state legislative assembly.

“I will give the people of Johor a chance to re-elect new representatives and I hope this time around they will vote for those who really want to serve the people and not for political parties,” he remarked.

On Monday, Amanah deputy president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub was reported as saying that the Perikatan Nasional alliance in Johor was about to collapse as several Pribumi Bersatu assemblymen had been planning to switch to Pakatan Harapan.

Salahuddin is the MP for Pulai and assemblyman of Simpang Jeram.

Pakatan had on March 4 lost its grip on Johor after a PKR assemblyman quit to declare himself an independent friendly to Perikatan.

Johor has 56 state seats. Perikatan has 29 — Umno (14), Pribumi Bersatu (11), MIC (2), PAS (1) and one independent, whereas Pakatan has 27.



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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at zaidiazmi91@gmail.com.