Muhyiddin casts doubt on Anwar's claim of majority MP support

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  • Friday, 25 Sep 2020

TAMBUNAN (Bernama): Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday (Sept 25) questioned Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that he has obtained majority parliamentary support to form a new government.

Muhyiddin said the PKR president could not specify the number of MPs who were allegedly backing him.

"He made a statement and when asked on the number supporting him and who have given their SD (statutory declaration) of support, he merely said to wait for the answer.

"But until today I myself also do not know (the number); his claim may or may not be true,” he said when speaking at a Perikatan Nasional rally here on Friday.

Anwar, who is Opposition leader, had told a press conference two days ago that he had secured "strong and convincing” support from MPs to form a government to replace the Perikatan administration led by Muhyiddin.

Muhyiddin said all MPs of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) had already affirmed their support for his government and denied backing Anwar.

In fact, several Umno MPs said to be supporting Anwar had also denied backing him, he added.

"In the few days following the (Anwar’s) announcement, many statements of denial have been issued by Umno MPs. They are not in the list.

"With their denials, I have become more doubtful (of his claim), maybe it’s just a political statement,” he said.

Muhyiddin said Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun had also told him that he remains the Prime Minister.- Bernama

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