BN loses two-thirds majority in Johor
(FMT) – The exit of Jorak Assemblyman Shahruddin Salleh from Umno is historic as it is the first time the BN does not have a two-thirds majority in its stronghold of Johor.
The Barisan Nasional has, for the first time, lost its two-thirds majority in the Johor State Legislative Assembly.
This follows the departure of Jorak Assemblyman Shahruddin Salleh from Umno to join Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).
This is significant because the BN can no longer amend Johor state laws unilaterally.
Johor Amanah Chairman Aminolhuda Hassan was quoted by Malaysiakini as saying this would be the first time the Umno stronghold would be governed without a two-thirds majority.
“The composition of assemblypersons in the Johor State Assembly has now changed following the statement from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia President Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday about the appointment of Shahruddin as the party’s secretary-general,” he said in a statement today.
He said since Shahruddin, the former Pagoh Umno vice-chairman had joined PPBM, he would automatically lose his Umno membership.