Johor Barisan Nasional (BN) is in the verge of losing its two-thirds majority in the state assembly with the departure of Jorak assemblyman Dr Shahruddin Salleh.
It is the first time Johor BN is governed without its two-third majority in the state assembly.
Shahruddin stepped down as the vice-chairman of the Pagoh Umno division in July.
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Muhyiddin Yassin in a statement yesterday said Shahruddin has been appointed PPBM’s secretary-general, indicating clearly he has quitted Umno.
When Umno supreme council expelled Muhyiddin, Shahruddin stood up against the decision.
With this situation BN has decreased its seats from 38 to 37 while opposition has increased from 18 to 19 assemblypersons in Johor.