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Salahuddin: Johor win lesson not to take rakyat for granted

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Pakatan Harapan’s victory in Johor where it won 36 state seats is a lesson to be learnt.

Johor Harapan vice-president Salahuddin Ayub said it proved that when a mandate had been given to a political party, it must fulfil its obligations to the people instead of taking them for granted.

It must not waste that opportunity as was the case with the BN in recent years, he said.

Johor Harapan vice-president Salahuddin Ayub said the faith entrusted by the people of the state should be put to good use and not ‘wasted’ over the next five years.

“If leaders have been entrusted with responsibilities, they should not be arrogant. Remember that the people who elected them can respond and retaliate,” he told reporters at a press conference earlier this morning.

Salahuddin who is also the deputy president of the Amanah said Harapan also promised to serve the people of Johor to the best of its abilities.

Johor Harapan chairman Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to meet Johor Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar later this morning to seek his consent and to appoint a menteri besar.

Asked on the possible candidates for Menteri Besar, Harapan secretary-general Osman Sapian who is also secretary of Johor Bersatu, said the names will be discussed after which Muhyiddin will present them to the Sultan.

Johor, formerly a BN stronghold, fell to Harapan. BN won 19 state seats while PAS obtained only one seat.


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