GPS supports Muhyiddin's move to table confidence vote in Parliament


KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) backs Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's decision to table a motion of confidence in Parliament to determine his support among MPs.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this was a wise move by the Prime Minister, based on the Federal Constitution.

"According to our Constitution, the issue of who has majority support has to be decided in the Dewan Rakyat.

"In this matter, we support the Prime Minister's stand to bring a motion in Parliament to test whether he has majority support or not," he told reporters after launching the Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang 7.0 financial assistance package here on Wednesday (Aug 4).

Earlier Wednesday, Muhyiddin said he would not resign but would table a motion of confidence in Parliament in September to determine the legitimacy of his position.

This comes after a group of Umno lawmakers withdrew their support for him.

Abang Johari said Muhyiddin should carry on as prime minister if he indeed had the confidence of a majority of MPs.

"This is also a brave stand because if he has no support, he has to face the consequences," he said.

However, he also said the Federal Government should focus on administering the nation rather than fighting for position as its term had less than two years left to run.

"Why not wait for the general election? Why (do you) have to fight like this?

"This is our stand in Sarawak. We feel that we need a government that does not fluctuate or the people will be anxious," he said, adding that GPS was consistent in its stand that Malaysia needed a stable government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and economic recovery.

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