Who Is Behind Sabah’s Impasse On Chief Minister’s Appointment?

Current Situation In Sabah As Of 1am On 28 September 2020

Kota Kinabalu, Monday – Many Malaysians have been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the new Sabah Chief Minister by the Yang Di Pertua Negeri (TYT), Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Bin Haji Mahiruddin, following the results of the Sabah State Election and the acquisition of a slim majority by the GRS coalition.

According to sources, the TYT had requested for the names of two possible candidates among the coalition partners of BN/PN for his consideration for the post of Chief Minister.

The two names that were nominated by the coalition were Bung Mokhtar Radin and Hajiji Mohd Noor to be left to the discretion of the Head of State to appoint.

After much deliberation, the TYT had agreed to appoint Bung Mokhtar as the Chief Minister.

However, there was insurmountable pressure from the Home Affairs Minister, Hamzah Zainuddin to use his position to urge the TYT to appoint Hajiji instead.

Hamzah also coerced the State Assemblymen from PN to accept Hajiji, resulting in some disputes at the Magellan Club where discussions were held and there were many who were dissatisfied with the actions of Hamzah resulting in the imbroglio.

This begs the following questions:

Why is the constitutional right of the TYT to elect the Chief Minister being prevented by Hamzah?

Is the fate of Sabahans being determined by Hamzah?

Who is Hamzah Zainuddin by the way?

We know, he is the Member of Parliament for Larut and the Secretary-General of BERSATU.

He was one of the coordinators of the Sheraton Move which brought about the change of the Federal government in February 2020 which saw the appointment of Muhyiddin Yassin as the Prime Minister.

We have been told (however the reliability of the allegation has yet to be verified), that he has aspirations to be a future Prime Minister. Apparently quite a number of politicians have the same aspiration. Whether they have the stature and personality to be one is another matter altogether. – New Malaysia Herald.

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