Pakatan dismissive of motion as attempt to divide govt


PETALING JAYA: It is not worth Pakatan Harapan’s time to discuss PAS’ plan to table a motion of confidence when the august House convenes next month, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic).

There has never been any precedent of such motion in the history of the country and there is no basis for such discussions, he said.

Anwar added that the move was a political ploy to divide the Pakatan-led government.

“That is PAS. That is their motion. We do not take it as a serious matter.

“It is only an effort to divide and it will fail.

“They failed in the general election, and this is their strategy, ” he told reporters after meeting with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

It was reported that PAS will table a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership in the Dewan Rakyat next month.

According to party deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, the move was a unanimous decision by the party’s central leadership council.

Tuan Ibrahim said PAS wanted the bickering on whether Dr Mahathir had the confidence of the august House to stop once and for all.

Anwar, who is the Port Dickson MP, chided PAS for its sudden support for Dr Mahathir.

“They can criticise the person in a maximum way but now they have given their maximum support, ” he added.

Several Pakatan leaders have slammed the move, saying that such move was futile as Dr Mahathir already had majority support among lawmakers.

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