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Pribumi Bersatu no longer part of Selangor govt.

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SHAH ALAM — March 5, 2020: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia or Pribumi Bersatu is no longer part of the Pakatan Harapan government in Selangor.

According to Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari, the decision was made based on the political dynamics at the federal level. Hence everyone from the party in Selangor is no longer involved in the executive council, local authorities and state-owned subsidiaries among others.

The allocation previously channelled to all Pribumi Bersatu assemblymen and two independents will also be frozen, said Amiruddin to reporters after he had co-chairing the Selangor Pakatan assemblymen meeting.

Selangor has 56 state seats, with PKR having 21, DAP 16, Amanah (8), Pribumi Bersatu (5), while Barisan Nasional has five and PAS one.

However, following the recent political crisis at the national level, PKR holds 19 seats in Selangor, DAP 16 and Amanah 8 while the new Perikatan Nasional coalition has 13, comprising five each from Pribumi Bersatu and Umno, one PAS and two independents.

The independent seats were created after Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Datuk Seri Azmin Ali quit PKR while Gombak Setia assemblyman Muhammad Hilman Idham was sacked from the party.

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