Rush to raise motion of no-confidence against Muhyiddin

PETALING JAYA: All 11 Parti Amanah Negara MPs are pushing for a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Its deputy president Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said they had sent notices to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker yesterday to pursue the matter.

“All Pakatan Harapan MPs are together on this,” he said.

Salahuddin said the Parliament was the best platform to ascertain whether the Prime Minister commanded the confidence of the majority.

Amanah’s Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar, who confirmed he submitted the notice via e-mail to the Dewan Rakyat secretariat yesterday, said they informed the Speaker that they wanted to table a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister when Parliament convenes early next month.

Five MPs representing the yet-to-be-registered Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) had also submitted notices of no-confidence against Muhyiddin.

They are Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (Langkawi), Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir (Jerlun), Dr Maszlee Malik (Simpang Rengam) and Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah (Kubang Pasu) and Datuk Shahruddin Md Salleh (Sri Gading).

Amiruddin in his tweet also said he had sent his letter to the speaker on Thursday.

Dr Mahathir, Mukhriz, Maszlee and Amiruddin were sacked from Bersatu in May while Shahruddin was sacked in July after abruptly resigning as deputy works minister.

Under Parliament’s Standing Orders, MPs are required to submit two weeks’ notice to Dewan Rakyat on motions they intend to raise.

Dewan Rakyat will begin on Nov 2 and end on Dec 10.

It was reported that Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, in a letter to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun dated Sept 25, requested a guarantee that priority would be given to the tabling of a motion of no-confidence against Muhyiddin in the coming meeting.

Azhar responded to Razaleigh’s request, saying government business takes precedence over private members’ bills in the August House.

He said due consideration would be given to the notices from MPs based on the Standing Orders.

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