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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Feb 28: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has emerged to be the black horse in the “Who will be the Eighth Prime Minister” saga.
Umno and Pas have just issued a joint statement, pledging their support to Muhyiddin.
“Umno (with 39 MPs) and Pas (with 18 MPs) with others within Muafakat National have agreed to propose Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, MPs of Pagoh as the candidate for the eighth prime minister to the King.
“It means as many as 57 MPs of Ummo and Pas will give undivided support to Tan Sri Muhyiddin,” said the statement.
Earlier, Bersatu in a press statement has also announced that Bersatu MPs after a meeting today had decided to propose Muhyiddin as the candidate for the next prime minister for the consideration of the King.
Bersatu, after combined forces with former PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and other 10 MPs who quit PKR, now has 36 MPs.
Following the decisions of both Umno-Pas and Bersatu-Azmin pacts, it means currently Muhyiddin has the support of 93 MPs.
This is in contrast to the 92 MPs from Pakatan Harapan camp which consists of PKR, DAP and Amanah.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Chinese Association has two MPs and Malaysian Indian Congress has one MP.— DayakDaily