His Royal Highness the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar consented to appoint Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin as the new Menteri Besar of Johor. The inauguration ceremony takes place at Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim yesterday morning. Also present in the ceremony was the Tunku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Johor, Tunku Ismail Idris bin Sultan Ibrahim; the Tunku Bendahara of Johor, Tunku Abdul Majid Idris ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and the Tunku Temenggong of Johor, Tunku Idris Iskandar ibni Sultan Ibrahim. Barisan Nasional won 38 out of 56 contested seats. Thus gives a serious blow to BN as the State previously a core supporter of BN.