Johor DAP wishes to express its appreciation to Dato’ Osman Sapian for his contribution to the state of Johor and the camaraderie with fellow leaders of Pakatan Harapan over the past two years.
I have personally worked very closely with Dato’ Osman on many occasions especially in aligning Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia with the original Pakatan Harapan parties.
As Secretary and Acting Chairman of Johor Pakatan Harapan, Dato’ Osman devoted his time and resources to ensure our victory in Johor. As Menteri Besar, he was consultative and focused on problem solving.
Johor DAP hopes that the democratic transition from Dato’ Osman to a new Menteri Besar will be smooth, and acceptable to the people of Johor. Malaysia must always be the shining example of parliamentary democracy in practice.
DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng has instructed all Johor DAP state assemblymen to abide by any decisions made by DAP central leadership with regards to the transition, in consultation with Pakatan Harapan allies.
I would like to reiterate that Johor is the most important political battleground in peninsula Malaysia which requires all political leaders to exercise leadership and responsibility to ensure a strong government of the people, by the people, for the people.