I have support of two more Opposition MPs, says PM


PETALING JAYA: PKR MPs of Julau and Tebrau have declared their support for the Perikatan Nasional government, says Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

In a Facebook post, Muhyiddin said Julau MP Larry Sng Wei Shein and Tebrau MP Stephen Choong Shiau Yoon handed over their statutory declarations (SD) stating their support for him as the Prime Minister on Sunday (Feb 28).

“Today (Feb 28) I received SDs from two Opposition MPs stating their support for the Perikatan (Nasional) government.

“The SDs by Sng and Choong were signed and handed over to me after the convening of the Cabinet meeting in conjunction with the first anniversary of Perikatan as the Federal Government in Putrajaya.

“Thank God, this support will further strengthen the Perikatan government in its efforts and plans to handle the Covid-19 pandemic and the recovery of the country’s economy, ” said Muhyiddin in his post.

Earlier today, photographs showing Sng and Choong posing with Muhyiddin and ministers, including formerly PKR bigwigs, circulated on social media.

When contacted, Sng said “Yes, we have left the party and declared our support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as an independent. I will give a full statement later.”

The latest development came after Sng announced that he had resigned as Sarawak state PKR chief yesterday (Feb 27) in a video conference with fellow party leaders.

In the photographs, Muhyiddin was seen receiving the statutory declarations of support from Sng and Choong as International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin and Housing and Local Government Datuk Zuraidah Kamaruddin looked on.

They then posed for group photographs with Muhyiddin being flanked by Sng and Choong.

Sources said that the meeting took place at Putrajaya International Convention Centre at about 1pm Sunday (Feb 28).

“They decided to support the Prime Minister of the Perikatan government after having monitored the way the government was run. They were also unhappy with the way PKR was being run and felt that they could serve their constituents better by supporting Muhyiddin, ” said the source.

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