No snap election, Abang Jo reiterates

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Abang Johari (seated centre) responded to reporters after chairing the Sarawak United State Partai Pesaka Bumiputera (UN) Supreme Council Meeting at the UN Headquarters today. Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan is seated second right while Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas is seated second left.

KUCHING: Sarawak to hold a snap election is just a hearsay.

“No, no” was the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg spontaneous response when asked for his comment on the possibility yesterday.

The question was posed to him at a press conference held after he chaired a Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) meeting at the party’s headquarters in Jalan Bako.

Recently talks were rife that Sarawak is likely to hold a snap election despite the current term of the state legislative assembly will only expires in June next year.

Abang Johari, who is the PBB president is also Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman.

Traditionally in Sarawak, the date for the state election is the prerogative of the Chief Minister.

The last state election as held on May 7, 2016. In the election, GPS, which was then under the Barisan Nasional coalition, won with a thumping majority. Of the 82 seats at stake, it won 72 seats.

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