Perak Bersatu, Umno chiefs seek audience with Ruler over MB post

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Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu and state Umno chairman Datuk Saarani Mohamad are now meeting with Perak’s Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah on the status of the Mentri Besar post.

Faizal arrived at the Istana Kinta here at about 9.10am on Tuesday (March 10) while Saarani entered at about 9.15am.

Both were expected to present their candidates for the post.

Faizal had announced yesterday that Perikatan Nasional would be forming the state government.

He said Perikatan now consisted of 25 Umno representatives, three from PAS and four Bersatu.

PKR’s Kuala Kurau assemblyman Datuk Abdul Yunus Jamahri and former Umno member-turned-independent Tualang Sekah assemblywoman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi joined Bersatu.

Former state exco members Paul Yong Choo Kiong (Tronoh assemblyman) and Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim (Titi Serong) and Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam have quit Pakatan Harapan to become Perikatan-friendly independents.

There are 59 seats in the state and Perak Pakatan now holds 24 seats.

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The Star

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