PAS moots vote of confidence for Muhyiddin


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 28 Jun 2020

PETALING JAYA: PAS intends to file a motion of vote of confidence for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to be presented and debated in the Parliament meeting next month, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (pic).

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of parliament and laws said the vote of confidence was to express support for Muhyiddin as the eighth Prime Minister.

“This motion is made to express the support and belief towards the leadership of the eighth Prime Minister who has shown a caring leadership and put the people as priority since taking office in March.

“PAS believes the leadership of the Prime Minister will continue to get the support of people of different races, as well as the support and commitment of the government machinery, be it from the federal or the states, ” Takiyuddin said in a statement.

This comes right after the announcement by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was mooting a vote of no confidence against Muhyiddin at the same Parliament sitting.

Prior to the one-day Parliament meeting on May 18, Dr Mahathir wrote a letter to Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof to move

a motion under the Dewan Rakyat’s Standing Order 26(1), read together with Standing Order 27(3), to

put forward a resolution to decide that Muhyiddin does not enjoy the support of the majority of MPs in the Dewan Rakyat.

On May 8, Mohamad Ariff said the motion by Dr Mahathir was accepted by the Dewan Rakyat and would be brought forward, but did not specify the date.

On July 26, in an interview, Dr Mahathir said a vote of no confidence against Muhyiddin would enable him “a chance to list out all the wrong things that have been done by Muhyiddin, particularly with regard to undermining his own coalition government in order to become prime minister”.

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