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Hajiji: GRS to abide by Agong's decision on formation of unity Government

Hajiji: GRS to abide by Agong's decision on formation of unity Government
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KOTA KINABALU (Nov 24): 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 well-being of the people, said the coalition's chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

He said the stance is 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 well-being of the people," he said in a statement on Thursday (Nov 24).

In the 15th general election (GE15) on Saturday, Barisan Nasional only won 30 parliamentary seats, its worst-ever performance in its history, while Pakatan Harapan captured 82 seats, followed by Perikatan Nasional (73), GPS (23), GRS (six), Warisan (three), independents (two), Parti Bangsa Malaysia (one), and Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat (one).

The GE15 results meant that not a single party or political bloc managed to get a simple majority of 112 seats, resulting in a hung Parliament.

A Special Meeting of the Malay Rulers was called at Istana Negara on Thursday to discuss the formation of the new Government.

Get our comprehensive GE15 coverage here.