In Perak, BN to form coalition government with PAS

Communication and Media Director Nizamuddin Mat Isa holding the one page statement on Perak BN announcement on forming the state government with PAS, May 10, 2018. — Picture by Farhan Najib
Communication and Media Director Nizamuddin Mat Isa holding the one page statement on Perak BN announcement on forming the state government with PAS, May 10, 2018. — Picture by Farhan Najib

IPOH, May 11 — Perak Barisan Nasional has announced it will form a coalition government with PAS.

Perak Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir said based on the result of the election, no party managed to obtain a simple majority to form the new government.

“Barisan obtained 27 seats while PKR got 29 seats. PAS won three seats,” he said.

In a one page statement read by his office’s Communication and Media Director Nizamuddin Mat Isa at Hotel Impiana here, Zambry said Barisan however had however obtained ample seats to form the state government.

“As such, I will seek the consent of Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah to form the next state government,” he added.

No questions were taken during the press conference.

Earlier, it was reported that Perak PAS has unofficially met with representatives from both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan, as it prepares to choose between the two to form a coalition government in the state.

Perak PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria said however, that nothing had been decided during the unofficial meetings.

However, he stressed that PAS would only lend its cooperation to a certain party if the party did not block PAS’ goals.

Razman said PAS would be holding a federal-level meeting on Friday, where a mandate to form the state government would be taken from PAS central leadership.

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