GABUNGAN Rakyat Sabah (GRS) will agree to any decision and advice of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, including on establishing a unity government for the stability of the country and the wellbeing of the people, its chairman Hajiji Mohd Noor said.
He said the stance was in line with that of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), and that the establishment of a unity government should be inclusive and involve the governments of Sabah and Sarawak, which have been given their mandates by the people.
The Sabah chief minister said GRS is also of the opinion that it is necessary for the formation of the federal government to be done immediately.
“To ensure that the nation moves forward, we must have political stability to guarantee economic development towards the prosperity of the country and the wellbeing of the people,” he said in a statement today.
In the general election on Saturday, Barisan Nasional only won 30 parliamentary seats, its worst ever performance in its history. Pakatan Harapan captured 82 seats, Perikatan Nasional (73), GPS (23), GRS (6), Warisan (3), Independents (2) while Parti Bangsa Malaysia and Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat won one seat each.
The election results meant no one party nor political bloc managed to get a majority, resulting in a hung parliament.
Malay rulers met at Istana Negara today to discuss the formation of a new government. – Bernama, November 24, 2022.