PM: Agong to decide on nation’s fate

Muhyiddin holding a press conference at 5 pm today (Oct 13, 2020).

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Oct 13: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he leaves it to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to decide on the next course of action over the claim by opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that the latter has the majority in Parliament to take over premiership.

“I don’t want to comment on what Anwar did (as) there are already so much interest given to that.

“As far as I am concerned, I leave it to the best judgement of the Agong. I think Agong is most learned and qualified person. He got his own way of doing things as provided for by the Constitution. Whatever the decision that he will take, it is always provided for under the Constitution.

“My concern is not about that. When he (Anwar) was there (with the Agong), I was here (at home) in front of the TV video conferencing with all the members of the MKN (National Security Council) over the Covid-19 issue.

“My interest now is about managing Covid-19 and the economy,” Muhyiddin told a press conference via Facebook live this afternoon.

Anwar had claimed that he has a convincing majority in Parliament and Muhyiddin who had lost the majority, must resign.

Anwar said this during a press conference at 2pm at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur after meeting Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at the Astana at 10.30am this morning.

The Port Dickson MP reiterated that since he had registered a formidable and convincing majority among the parliamentarians, he appealed to the people to exercise patience and wisdom to allow the King to digest and decide based on the Constitution and the discretion of His Majsety.

Anwar who is PKR president added that he had handed over the necessary documents and Statutory Declarations (SDs) to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong during the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin issued a statement which revealed Anwar did not present the list of Parliamentarians purportedly supporting him during his session with the King.

The statement also pointed out that the King advised Anwar to abide by and respect the legal process as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.— DayakDaily