PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Noh Omar (pic) and Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim say they only signed on the attendance of the Barisan Nasional MPs’ meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and the signatures do not indicate their stand.
The Tanjung Karang MP and Baling MP stressed that it was not right to say they supported or did not support the Perikatan Nasional government and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
In two separate videos on their Facebook accounts posted after the press conference of pro-Perikatan Barisan MPs yesterday, the duo said they would only make their decision when the motion of confidence in Muhyiddin’s leadership is tabled in September.
“We know that the King has agreed that the legitimacy of Muhyiddin be decided through a motion of confidence in Parliament and the Prime Minister has promised that the motion will be tabled in September,” Noh said.
“I heed what the King had agreed to and I will wait for Parliament to convene unless there are other decisions made than that.
“As an MP who has taken his oath to uphold the Federal Constitution, I will heed by the King’s advice.”
Noh’s presence at the pro-Perikatan press conference raised eyebrows as he was also present when Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that a number of Umno MPs had signed statutory declarations to retract their support for the government and Muhyiddin on Tuesday.
Noh also said Ahmad Zahid should meet with the party’s MPs to explain the supreme council’s decision.
“I am involved in two groups. As an Umno supreme council member, I see that most of the members are not MPs.
“The decision taken by the supreme council has to be carried out by MPs who did not make the decision,” he said.
Abdul Azeez, meanwhile, said he only attended the meeting to hear what Ismail Sabri had to say.
“To the people in Baling, do not be swayed by all that you hear. Until September, I will do my best to work on house-to-house vaccinations and vaccinations for the Baling constituency.
“As an Umno supreme council member, I will follow the party decision which is made en bloc.
“I will return to Parliament in September to carry out my duties.
“As a party man, I will abide by the party’s decisions but for now, I will heed the call by the King that the legitimacy of the Prime Minister be decided through a motion of confidence in Parliament,” added Abdul Azeez.
Muhyiddin, after an audience with the King on Wednesday, said he had informed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that he would prove his legitimacy in Parliament through a motion of confidence when Dewan Rakyat is in session in September.
“The King has agreed to my proposal to do so then,” he said in a special address.