Penang government remains stable, says CM Chow


THE Penang government will not be affected by the political winds now buffeting Sabah, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman has reportedly claimed that he has the numbers to form a new state government after weeks of political manoeuvring, only revealing that he has a “simple majority” to wrest control of the state.

“I don’t think there will be a change of government in Penang,” Chow replied when asked by a reporter on Penang’s situation following attempts by the Opposition to unseat the present government in Sabah.

“The current situation in Sabah is uncertain and we’ve to wait for further developments.”

The Warisan-led administration under Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal now reigns over Sabah with 45 seats in the 65-seat assembly.

Without a doubt, the Pakatan Harapan-led Penang government, which now holds 33 out of the 40 seats, is very stable.

DAP has the most seats with 19, followed by PKR (12) and Parti Amanah Negara (two) while the Opposition has seven through Bersatu (three), Umno (two), PAS (one) and Sungai Acheh assemblyman Zulikifli Ibrahim, who was formerly from PKR.

Story by K.H. Ong
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