Johor MB: State election will not disrupt delivery system


JOHOR Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad (picture; centre) yesterday gave assurance that there will be no disruption in the state government delivery system if a snap state election is held.

Hasni, who is also Benut assemblyman, said the state government machinery would continue to function during the period.

“Should the state decide to have an election…the government’s vision will not be disturbed.

“Government programmes will move as planned, so as whatever that had been planned under the 2022 State Budget,” he said in his speech at the opening of the drone test site in Medini.

Rumours of an impending state election continue to increase following the death of Kempas assemblyman Datuk Osman Sapian recently, which leaves the Barisan Nasional (BN)-led administration with a slim one-seat majority in the Johor State Assembly.

At present, the state assembly is led by BN with 28 seats — comprising Umno with 14 seats, MIC (two), Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (11) and PAS (one) — while Pakatan Harapan has 27 seats consisting of DAP (14), PKR (seven) and Parti Amanah Negara (six).