Najib stands with Perikatan Nasional government, but not Muhyiddin as Prime Minister

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  • Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says while he supports Perikatan Nasional, he does not support Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Prime Minister.

He also called for Muhyiddin to step down as Prime Minister and asked for a vote to be called in the Dewan Rakyat to see the leader who has the majority support.

“My stance is that I support the Perikatan Nasional government, but not this prime minister.

“It is up to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to name another candidate, whom he finds is able to command the confidence of the majority of the House.

“However, we are uncertain about who that is until it is put to the test in Parliament, unless it has been voted on,” he said in a press conference in Parliament House on Thursday (July 29).

He urged Muhyiddin to take the responsibility as the leader of the country over the constitutional crisis.

“The responsibility cannot be placed on the shoulders of others – the buck stops with the Prime Minister.

“As the country’s leader previously, I had to take responsibility for what had happened on my watch as well,” he added.

Najib added that the MPs have taken an oath to protect and safeguard the Federal Constitution, and that is his duty as MP as well.

“It is not personal (to ask Muhyiddin to resign), but this is based on fundamental principles in the running of a government.

“This is how we preserve parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy,” he said.

“If we see a serious clash between the King and the Executive, we must find a way,” he said.

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