In an about turn, PN now open to ‘consider’ unity govt proposal
12.55pm: PN is starting to walk back on its rejection of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s suggestion to form a unity government.
In a brief statement, PN secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin says the coalition’s supreme council agreed today to “consider” the proposal to form a unity government with “likeminded” parties.
He says this is for the people’s well-being and national stability.
GRS echoes GPS’ stand on following Agong’s directions
12.10pm: Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) – which has six seats – says it agrees with GPS to abide by any decision made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the formation of the next government.
GRS chief Hajiji Noor – who is also Sabah chief minister – says a unity government must be inclusive.
This appears to signal that GRS – which consists primarily of Bersatu and is viewed as PN’s Sabah arm – may be willing to support a Harapan-led unity government instead.