Report of PKR MPs signing SD is hearsay, says Saifuddin Nasution

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 13 Feb 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Talk of PKR MPs signing a statutory declaration (SD) in support of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to continue serving as Prime Minister is merely hearsay, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

The PKR secretary-general said the matter has not been brought to the attention of the party.

"As far as I am concerned, what I know about the matter is as per what is reported and is merely hearsay," he said on Thursday (Feb 13).

Asked if he was approached by any party to get him to sign an SD, Saifuddin replied: "No, no one."

A portal had reported that MPs from Umno, PAS, Bersatu as well as several from PKR have been asked to sign an SD to support the continuance of Dr Mahathir as Prime Minister until the next election.

In recent days, PAS had said that it would table a motion in support of Dr Mahathir.

PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had said the proposal would be presented when Umno and PAS leaders hold their collaboration meeting.

Tuan Ibrahim had said the idea to call for the vote of confidence would be put to Umno to persuade its fellow Opposition party to support it.

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