I did not sign endorsement for Muhyiddin to be PM8, says Syed Saddiq

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  • Saturday, 29 Feb 2020

PETALING JAYA: Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says he did not sign any statement to nominate Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the next Prime Minister.

"It's a lie! Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir and I did not sign the Bersatu statement (endorsing Muhyiddin to be proposed as the eighth prime minister)," said the Bersatu Youth Chief.

He also said that he is back with Pakatan Harapan to endorse interim Prime Minister and Bersatu chairman Dr Mahathir.

He was referring to the statement released by Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahaya late last evening which said that 36 Bersatu MPs were present and decided that Muhyiddin be the candidate to be proposed to Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the next prime minister.

In an early morning video post on Twitter, Syed Saddiq said that he refuses to work with corrupt leaders.

"I became a politician as at that time, my country was being insulted, humiliated and shamed by wrongdoings and bribery in the eyes of the world. I believe Malaysians deserve to be a better country, free from corruption, respected with integrity," he said.

Syed Saddiq added that he will never work with the corrupt or form a government with them.

"This is no more about party or majority, this is about identity and integrity. Let me die with integrity, not live colonised," said Syed Saddiq in his video.

In a photo which was uploaded on the Facebook pages of DAP MP Liew Chin Tong, Syed Saddiq was also spotted standing with Dr Mahathir and Pakatan leaders.

This surprising turn of events came as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong meets six party leaders to propose the candidate as the next Prime Minister.

Yesterday, Barisan Nasional and PAS MPs threw their weight behind Bersatu to support Muhyiddin, while it was believed that Gabungan Parti Sarawak and Parti Warisan Sabah too were going to do the same.

Initially, Bersatu had said that it will stick to interim Prime Minister Dr Mahathir, but it was then confirmed on Friday that Bersatu changed its candidate.

Barisan Nasional and PAS MPs had also stated their support for Muhyiddin yesterday.

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