No Urgent Need For Kedah Polls Right Now Says Mat Hasan
Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan has dismissed speculations surrounding the possibility of a Kedah state election being called soon, stating there is no urgent need to do so at the moment.
Amid strained ties between Umno and PAS leading into the Johor state election, Mohamad said he is so far unaware of anything going on within Kedah Umno that could see BN assemblypersons withdrawing their support for the PAS-led state government.
"I do not know of the situation in Kedah. I am in the (Umno) headquarters.
"If anything were to happen in Kedah, do not blame me, but for now I did not hear of anything," Mohamad told reporters when met after MCA's annual Chinese New Year open house at the party's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.
"And for me, right now there is no need for an election (in Kedah).
"We should not 'play around' with (calling for) elections unless there is an urgent need," added Mohamad, who is also BN elections director for the Johor polls.
Umno deputy president Mohamad HasanNot withdraw support
He said this when asked for reassurance that Kedah Umno will not move to withdraw support for the PAS-led state government under Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor.
On Sunday, Sanusi also denied that the Kedah state government is under threat following rumours of two Umno assemblypersons alleged intentions to withdraw their support.
Harian Metro reported that Sanusi, who is PAS central elections director, was responding to the withdrawal rumours shared on social media last week.
The Malay daily also quoted Bandar Baharu assemblyperson Nor Sabrina Mohd Noor, one of two Umno assemblypersons in Kedah, as denying the rumours.
The current PN PAS-led Kedah government comprises 15 PAS assemblypersons, four from Bersatu and two from Umno, while 11 Pakatan Harapan and two Pejuang assemblypersons make up the opposition bench. - Mkini
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