Umno wants Parliament to sit immediately, not in September

PUTRAJAYA: Umno has challenged the government to call for a special Parliament sitting immediately instead of waiting till September to prove that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has the confidence of House.

"Umno challenges the government to immediately call for Parliament to convene to prove that the Prime Minister still has the majority," party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Wednesday (Aug 4).

He claimed that before this, Perikatan Nasional only had the support of 114 MPs.

Ahmad Zahid said that on July 30, statutory declarations from eight Umno MPs retracting their support for the Perikatan government and Muhyiddin as Prime Minister had been sent to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

"I have sent a letter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong today (Aug 4) to present His Majesty with additional statutory declarations. This is in addition to those I presented to the King earlier," he said.

Following Umno's announcement, Muhyiddin, in a special address said that he was not resigning but would instead table a motion of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat in September to determine the legitimacy of his position.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Teacher cheated of over RM50,000 after revealing banking details
Nine Vietnamese fishermen nabbed for harvesting sea cucumbers in M’sian waters
Soldier slapped with 23 years' jail, 15 lashes for raping teen daughter
Sarawak Governor's 85th birthday celebrations to be held from Oct 8-10
Late athlete Kandiah was a loving and caring person, says daughter-in-law
Interstate travel likely to be allowed by first half of October, says NRC chairman Muhyiddin
PM: 10,000 individuals went bankrupt during MCO period, 1,200 businesses closed down
Covid-19 Watch: 93,000 students aged 12-15 in Penang to get vaccinated from Wednesday (Sept 29), says CM
High Court's decision to free man of dangerous driving charge upheld
12MP shows Federal Govt's dedication to help less developed states, says Ongkili

Stories You'll Enjoy