PETALING JAYA: The formation of a new government coalition is “very likely,” Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said.
Annuar said the announcement of the new coalition will be done by the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He, however, said the formation of the new coalition must be done according to the Constitution. He nodded when asked by reporters if the coalition will be made up of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, Umno and Pas.
“You have to read and must follow the constitution and the (Yang di-Pertuan) Agong.
“Let’s not jump the gun,” he said when met leaving the dinner for members of parliament called “Majlis Makan Malam Muafakat MP” at the Sheraton Hotel at about 9:45pm.
When asked if Pakatan Harapan is over, Annuar answered, “think so.”
When asked if any representatives from Sabah and Sarawak were present, Annuar confirmed Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and Sarawak chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Abang Openg have been granted an audience with the Yang diPertuan Agong and the Prime Minister.
He did not elaborate.
Annuar also said that they are “reaching towards” two-thirds number of MPs to form the new coalition.
He also said that they have no problems in forming the new coalition as they have been working together for “five decades.”
Earlier today, many opposition MPs from Barisan Nasional and Pas, were seen entering the Sheraton Hotel where some PKR and Bersatu top leaders were allegedly having a meeting, fuelling rumours that a new government will be formed.