‘Dark horse’ next Sabah Chief Minister, fortune favours the brave!

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“Dark horse” next Sabah Chief Minister, fortune favours the brave!

If Jeffrey Kitingan gets act together, Orang Asal parties may contest under one symbol.


PKR and DAP are unlikely to win any seats. The Chinese would not support those who are split. Muslims are not united.

PBS, PBRS and Star would probably win all Orang Asal seats.

The outgoing coalition should have gone to the state assembly instead of dissolving it. Why dissolve the state assembly when it’s not possible to get back the CM’s post?

Orang Asal parties should contest under one symbol to bid for the CM’s post.

Whichever symbol gets the CM’s post would have won at least 36 seats.

If Star, PBS, and PBRS stand under one symbol, as expected, they would get the CM’s post.

Ongkili is reportedly sick, so Jeffrey Kitingan is the leading contender among Orang Asal parties for the CM’s post.

The parties can be expected to take on each other one to one.

Is it one symbol vs one symbol?

I don’t think so.

The symbol with the largest number of seats, not necessarily simple majority, gets the CM’s post. That’s what the Constitution states in the Definition of majority.

No one can go to the Istana as leader of a coalition of symbols and be sworn in as CM on the grounds that he or she has simple majority, UNLESS the leader garnered at least 36 seats under his or her own symbol.

The High Court would not allow any violation of the Constitution.

Warisan Yakin Mampu Menang Banyak Kerusi – Shafie

It’s not possible for W to win 36 seats under its own symbol even if PKR, DAP and Upko don’t use their own symbols.

Read further here . . .


Under the Sabah Constitution’s Definition of majority, the number of gov’t seats does not mean simple majority, it does not exclude minority gov’t.

No court will go against a head of state who ignores the Perak case law.

At the same time, no court will go against a head of state who cites the Perak case law when a gov’t is deemed to have fallen.

The head of state in Sabah cannot fall back on the Perak case law, after an election, to appoint the CM.

He has to base his decision on the SPR List in line with the Definition of majority in the Sabah Constitution.

The political parties on the gov’t side are likely to contest the snap election under one symbol to make a bid for the CM’s post.

The lessons from 10 May 2018 are clear to them.

If the Opposition parties are going to share seats, to take on the outgoing gov’t one to one, they would have to enter the fray under one symbol, a local one.

Otherwise, they can kiss the CM’s post goodbye.

Snap Sabah election results will end up in court if CM is not appointed in line with the Constitution.

Perak case law irrelevant in the appointment of CM immediately after snap election, it must be based on SPR List.

It doesn’t matter who forms the gov’t.

What matters is a strong Opposition in the state assembly i.e. no two thirds majority for the ruling party.

The head of state should remain above the fray.

Hopefully, at least two independents would make it to the state assembly. They must remain united, neutral and independent in the legislature.

Orang Asal would be weak in Opposition, even weaker in gov’t.

They should remain united, neutral and independent in the legislature unless they can initiate, form and lead the state gov’t, whether in Sabah or Sarawak.

Orang Asal should keep God in mind to resolve their plight in Malaysia.

Orang Asal need God in their lives to get rid of Malaya from Sabah and Sarawak.


I resurrected Jeffrey Kitingan for MA63, taroh Anwar Ibrahim and PKR kaw kaw!


The head of state should remain above the fray to ensure political stability.

The Perak case law is a double-edged sword.

The head of state can either ignore it as on 30 July 2020 or fall back on the case law as on 12 May 2018.

The head of state can do away with the need for an anti-hop law.

The legislature is the proper forum.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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