Muhyiddin: King yet to say I'm not PM anymore

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  • Friday, 25 Sep 2020

TAMBUNAN: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin continues to dismiss Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's claim that he has the numbers to be the new prime minister, saying he isn't too worried because he has yet to hear the news from the King.

He said the Federal Constitution provides that if Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has been given strong evidence that a current premier did not have majority support from MPs, he would be summoned and told about it.

"So far, I haven't been summoned so I don't need to react hastily to such things," he said.

But even if it did come to that, Muhyiddin said he could either step down or, with the King's consent, dissolve Parliament and call for election.

Muhyiddin, at a campaign rally here, stressed that he was still constitutionally the Prime Minister and was acting in accordance with what is stated in the Constitution.

He said he also brought up the matter with Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun, who confirmed that he was still Prime Minister.

Muhyiddin added he wasn't power crazy and would accept the end of his term as God's plan for him.

"If it's God's will for my term to end, so be it.

"As a Muslim, I believe we can only plan and God will decide and every religion also holds the same belief.

"In the meantime, I want to continue shouldering responsibilities as the Prime Minister until I cannot anymore," he said, adding he had done a lot in his seven months as Premier.

The crowd booed when Muhyiddin brought up Anwar's claim during his speech, leading the Bersatu president to further question it.

"He stated that but when the media asked who iwa behind him, he told them to wait.

"I am not saying he is wrong but I am still the Prime Minister," he said.

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