Johor Umno chief is new MB

Hasni Mohammad was sworn in today as the Johor menteri besar following the break-up of the Pakatan Harapan coalition. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Johor Umno chief Hasni Mohammad is being sworn in as the state’s new menteri besar.

Hasni is now taking his oath in a ceremony at Istana Bukit Serene in front of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar.

This comes after the sultan gave his consent for a new coalition government comprising PPBM, Umno and its Barisan Nasional allies, and PAS, to form the state government, following the break-up of the Pakatan Harapan coalition.

Sultan Ibrahim had summoned all 56 assemblymen in the state to hear their views and later said the new coalition had the support of 28 assembly members while PH had the support of 26.
Last week, PPBM pulled out of the national PH coalition, but in Kedah, it remains part of the PH state government led by Mukhriz Mahathir.