SHAH ALAM: Pahang Pakatan Harapan (PH) has submitted statutory declarations (SD) to the Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah pledging support for state Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail to be named menteri besar.
Its chairman Amirudin Shari, who revealed the matter, said they were now waiting to be called for an audience with the Regent to obtain his consent. He did not reveal when the SDs were sent.
“We have officially stated our willingness to support Wan Rosdy. So, hopefully this will be made possible and everything will run smoothly,” he told reporters at the Annex Building, Dewan Negeri Selangor, here.
Amirudin said discussions between PH and BN on the formation of the Pahang state government had been held since the night the general election (GE15) results were announced and he had also held a meeting with Wan Rosdy on the matter.
Yesterday, the media reported that eight PH elected representatives who won the state seats in GE15 signed SDs supporting Wan Rosdy as menteri besar.
The matter was confirmed by Sim Chon Siang, who won the Teruntum state seat.
He said the elected representatives signed the SDs at a lawyer’s office in Temerloh yesterday.
No party contesting in GE15 managed to obtain a simple majority to form the Pahang government, which resulted in a hung state assembly.
Perikatan Nasional (PN) secured 17 seats, followed by BN with 16 seats and PH with eight seats.
There are 42 seats in the Pahang state assembly, but the polling for the Tioman seat will only be held on Dec 7, following the death of PN candidate Yunus Ramli, 61.