Stability of govt must be decided now, says Pakatan

PETALING JAYA: Delaying the tabling of a motion of confidence in Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s leadership in Parliament is unacceptable, says Pakatan Harapan.

“The issue of support for Muhyiddin (as Prime Minister) and the stability of the Perikatan Nasional government must be decided now,” its presidential council said in a statement yesterday.

The council also accused Muhyiddin of not giving the full picture regarding his support to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, describing it as an act of disloyalty.

The statement was signed by PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

On Wednesday, Muhyiddin had said there was no need for him to resign as he still enjoyed majority support in the Dewan Rakyat.

In his statement following an audience with the King at Istana Negara the same day, Muhyiddin said he would prove it through a motion of confidence in Parliament next month.

The council said as long as the motion and vote were delayed, the stability and effectiveness of the government remained in question.

“The Malay Rulers gave their views on June 16 on the importance of stability and confidence as well as support from the majority of the rakyat.

“The rakyat continue to be under pressure due to economic woes related to the pandemic, including the high daily cases and death toll, which require us to address the problem now,” said the council.

It also reiterated its stance that all opposition parties had withdrawn support from Muhyiddin, and called for Parliament to reconvene on Aug 9 to address the matter.

“We also urge all those in the civil service, especially the enforcement bodies, to act professionally and not to simply act based on the orders of the current ruling parties to pressure and threaten lawmakers for not supporting Muhyiddin,” the council said.

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