Siapa bakal menjadi Ketua Menteri Sabah sehingga ini masih lagi tidak dapat dipastikan dan bila majlis angkat sumpah akan berlangsung juga tidak diketahui. BN dan Perikatan Nasional (PN) Sabah dikatakan gagal mencapai kata sepakat berhubung calon Ketua Menteri, walaupun setelah bermesyuarat selama dua jam untuk membincangkannya.
Kedua-duanya, BN dan PN tetap berkeras dengan calon masing-masing iaitu Bung Mokhtar Radin dan Hajiji Noor untuk jawatan tersebut.
Setelah pertemuan selama kira-kira dua jam di sebuah hotel di Kota Kinabalu yang turut dihadiri pemimpin GRS yang lain – kedua-dua calon, Bung Mokhtar (bawah) dan Hajiji (atas) kemudian mengambil keputusan menuju ke Istana Negeri selepas memutuskan untuk menyerahkan soal perlantikan Ketua Menteri Sabah itu kepada TYT Sabah, Juhar Mahiruddin membuat penentuan.
Bung Mokhtar dilaporkan berkata, “Tunggu TYT putuskan” manakala Hajiji dilihat keluar daripada mesyuarat lebih awal dan enggan memberi sebarang komen. Begitu pun, selepas menemui Bung Mokhtar dan Hajiji, TYT Sabah dikatakan meminta diberikan sedikit masa untuk membuat keputusan, tetapi berjanji akan melakukannya secepat mungkin. - SH
Daripada 38 kerusi yang dimenangi GRS, PN memperolehi 17 kerusi, BN mendapat 14 kerusi sementara PBS memperoleh 7 kerusi,Bersatu yang mempunyai 11 kerusi dan Star 6 kerusi. PN, yang memenangi kerusi terbanyak dalam GRS, menganggap ia berhak menentukan mengenai siapa yang harus menjadi ketua menteri. Perdana Menteri, Muhyiddin Yassin telah mencadangkan calon bagi Dun Sulaman, Mohd Hajiji Noor sebagai calon KM daripada PN. Sebaliknya Zahid pula tegas bahawa jawatan KM mesti dipilih dari Umno.
lebih baik dari PRU 14...
Prestasi Warisan dan PH cukup baik, Ramai yang beranggapan Warisan ditolak rakyat Sabah hanya kerana tidak mampu cukupkan bilangan untuk tubuh Kerajaan negeri, pandangan tu silap.. Untuk pengetahuan, PRU 14 pun Warisan juga tak cukup bilangan.. Ketika itu Warisan dapat bantuan dari Adun UPKO yang menang 5 Kerusi, begitu juga STAR.. Warisan menjadi mangsa akibat persempadanan semula atas petunjuk gabungan PH dulu termasuk Bersatu..
Pola pengundian berubah di Sabah, ada kerusi yang Warisan rampas dari UMNO..ada yang hilang.. itu yang jadi di Semenanjung, Pola pengundian mengikut kaum akan berubah..
Kali ini Prestasi yang teruk adalah UPKO hanya dapat mempertahankan 1 Kerusi biarpun bertanding 12 kerusi... Jika UPKO dapat 5 kerusi seperti PRU 14, dah pasti keputusan berbeza..
Manakala bagi Warisan pula.. dia menang Undi Popular seluruh Sabah.. dan jika ditolak DAP.. Warisan dapat menambah 2 Kerusi dari 21 kerusi masa PRU 14 kepada 23 kerusi.. kini Warisan menang 29 kerusi dibawah lambang dia.. PKR dan DAP masing2 kekal dengan kemenangan yang sama seperti PRU 14.. DAP menang 6 kerusi dari 7 dipertandingkan.. manakala PKR 2 dari 7 kerusi... Walaubagaimanapun, undi yang DAP dan PKR terima meningkat.. ia satu petanda baik untuk masa depan PKR dan Warisan..
Sabah dalam PRU 13 masa tu tidak wujud parti Warisan, PKR bertanding berpuluh kerusi Dun hanya menang 7.. DAP hanya menang 3 kerusi.. Manakala Parlimen PKR hanya menang 1 manakala DAP 2 kerusi.. Dalam PRU 14, bila Warisan mendominasi pertandingan di Sabah.. Warisan saja dapat menguasai 8 kerusi Parlimen.. DAP dan PKR yang bertanding kerusi kurang dari PRU 13, masing2 menang 3 kerusi.. - ipohmali
GRS victory in Sabah state election:
What this means for PM Muhyiddin...
The Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) coalition led by the Malaysian Prime Minister successfully toppled the Warisan Plus state government helmed by chief minister Shafie Apdal, after winning the state election on Saturday (Sep 26). Of the 73 seats contested, GRS coalition parties won 38, giving the alliance the simple majority it needs to form a new state government. Warisan Plus took 32 seats and independent candidates won the remaining three seats.
As of Sunday afternoon (Sep 27), GRS component parties, including Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), have not announced the identity of Sabah’s next chief minister, the person who will lead the new state government. Despite the delay, analysts CNA spoke to said the results have already sent ripples through the federal level.
Here is how the GRS victory in Saturday's election could affect Malaysia's political scene in the short term:
Muhyiddin cements PM position...
Mr Muhyiddin spent many days campaigning in Sabah on behalf of GRS. He urged Sabah residents to vote for GRS by unveiling a manifesto that promised more jobs, funds to develop infrastructure and more support for the poor. In the middle of the campaign, Mr Muhyiddin also announced the “Kita Prihatin” package, which would provide financial help worth RM10 billion (US$2.4 billion) in the form of cash aid, assistance for small businesses and a wage subsidy scheme to help Malaysians get through the pandemic.
Associate Professor Ahmad Martadha Mohamed, who heads the Governance and Integrity Cluster at Universti Utara Malaysia’s College of Law, Government and International Studies, said the results indicated that Sabahans endorsed Mr Muhyiddin's leadership and what he offered to the people.
“Even though GRS did not win comfortably, it’s a clear, simple majority. This is a strong signal that Sabahans have supported the coalition under his leadership and will continue to endorse his credibility as prime minister,” he said.
Dr Romzi Ationg, a political researcher at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, said that the victories garnered by GRS component parties showed that the locals, many of whom are struggling to make a living in a coronavirus-ravaged economy, supported the financial aid and programmes Mr Muhyiddin promised.
“The common people in Sabah, many of whom are poor, are impressed with his performance leading this country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He has implemented good economic programmes and the Movement Control Order has reduced the number of COVID-19 cases in the country,” said Dr Romzi.
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, pointed out that Mr Muhyiddin’s message - that the Sabah state government should be administered in line with the federal government - resonated with voters in Sabah.
“Now that GRS has won, it makes it easier for Sabah to administer development. The voters from Sabah were fully aware of this and they wanted development in the state. Message was received loud and clear,” said Dr Oh.
Anwar’s hopes of taking over diminished...
Analysts also pointed out that the results were a boost to Mr Muhyiddin’s position as prime minister amid political uncertainty at the federal level, after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim announced on Wednesday that he had garnered a "strong, formidable, convincing majority" of Members of Parliament to overthrow the current government.
Mr Muhyiddin cast doubts on Mr Anwar’s claim, by pointing out that the PKR president did not the MPs who were supposedly backing him. Dr Oh said that GRS’ victory has poured cold water on Mr Anwar’s plan to wrest control of the federal government.
“I think irrespective of the results in Sabah, Anwar’s attempt to take over the federal government was never looking positive,” said Dr Oh. “But with these results, with his party only winning two seats, it further cements the idea that Anwar was crying wolf, and that it’s all empty talk,” he added.
Assoc Prof Ahmad Martadha said that even before Saturday's poll results were announced, big coalitions in the federal government, such as Gabungan Parti Sarawak, had already denied that their lawmakers were backing Mr Anwar. He noted that only BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said that many BN MPs had stated their support for Mr Anwar.
“They might now back down from supporting Anwar after seeing how Muhyiddin led GRS to a victory in Sabah,” said Assoc Prof Ahmad Martadha.
Muhyiddin now has more leverage against BN...
Analysts also projected that the results have given Mr Muhyiddin and his Perikitan Nasional coalition more leverage against their allies in the federal government, Barisan Nasional.
Assoc Prof Ahmad Martadha said that the Sabah results showed that Mr Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional coalition won 17 seats while Barisan managed just 14. He predicted that this will give Mr Muhyiddin's coalition an edge in appointing Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Sabah chief Hajiji Mohd Noor as the next chief minister over the coming days.
“When PM first nominated Hajiji to be the next chief minister during the campaign, there was some scepticism, especially from BN who wanted to nominate Bung Moktar (Radin) instead. “But with PN winning more seats, and with Parti Bersatu Sabah likely to stand behind them, I think Hajiji will now definitely be chief minister,” said Assoc Prof Ahmad Martadha.
General election could happen soon...
Dr Oh opined that strong support for Mr Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional in Sabah would “strengthen his hand” in the next general election. “Now that PN is performing quite well, he can stand up to UMNO in negotiating for seats and he can be quite confident that he will win the GE,” said Dr Oh.
During the course of campaigning in Sabah, Mr Muhyiddin also hinted that an early 15th General Election may be held if GRS wins the Sabah polls.
Both Dr Oh and Assoc Prof Ahmad Martadha agreed that this will likely happen in the short term, now that Mr Muhyiddin has been boosted by a win in Sabah. The latter predicted that polls will likely be called in January 2021.
“Parliament will sit in November when Muhyiddin will table the federal budget and MPs will debate that. December is a very difficult time to hold elections because the east coast of peninsular Malaysia will be suffering from the effects of the northeast monsoon, and there will be floods and other issues,” said Assoc Prof Ahmad Martadha.
“The best time to call it will be January, when the COVID-19 situation in Malaysia might have stabilised,” he added. - CNA