KUCHING, Sept 23: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claims of having majority support of Members of Parliament (MPs) to form a new government must be substantiated according to specific processes and methods determined by the Federal Constitution.
In stating this in a statement today, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin asserted Perikatan Nasional (PN) will remain strong until the claims by Anwar who is the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president, are proven true.
“I am still the legitimate Prime Minister,” he added.
Muhyiddin thus called on the people to remain calm in facing such a situation.
“God willing, this issue will be dealt with well in accordance with the legal and constitutional process,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Anwar earlier today announced in a packed press conference in Kuala Lumpur that he has obtained “strong, formidable and convincing” support from MPs to form a government.
The Port Dickson MP claimed that he was supposed to have a meeting with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah yesterday (Sept 22) morning but the meeting had to be postponed as the King was receiving treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN).
With the majority of the support he has garnered comprising Malay-Muslim MPs, Anwar claimed that this meant the government currently being led by Muhyiddin has collapsed.
He however declined to reveal the number of MPs who have pledged support as he needed to present the numbers to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong first.
Anwar claimed that he has obtained the support of “close to” two-thirds majority in the Dewan Rakyat, which include MPs currently part of the PN government. — DayakDaily