We asked Muhyiddin to resign as PM? Fake news, says PBS

PETALING JAYA: PBS has slammed as fake news a story carried by a news portal and circulating on social media claiming that the party has asked Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign as Prime Minister following the appointment of a PAS member as a nominated assemblyman.

A PBS spokesman said it refuted the claims which appeared on social media and a news portal on Monday (Oct 26).

"We deny the allegations, and our president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili never said such a thing.

"This is nothing but the work of irresponsible people who want to create chaos," the spokesman said, adding that PBS fully supported Muhyiddin.

While Ongkili did not ask Muhyiddin to resign, he had earlier expressed his concerns over Aliakbar Gulasan's appointment, which caused unhappiness among Sabahans.

In a statement on Oct 8, the Kota Marudu MP said PBS would be monitoring the situation to ensure that the concerns of the people were addressed.

Ongkili, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister's Office in charge of Sabah and Sarawak Affairs, added that PBS looked forward to working with Aliakbar, whom he said had a good background in academia.

Aliakbar was one of the six nominated assemblymen appointed in the state assembly following Gabungan Rakyat Sabah's win in the state election in September.

The other five are Umno Sabah information chief Datuk Raime Unggi, state Umno treasurer Suhaimi Nasir, Jaffari Walliam and Datuk Amisah Yassin of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee.

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