Promises must be fulfilled, says Muhyiddin on DPM post

PETALING JAYA: When a promise is made, it must be fulfilled, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the agreement between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Perikatan Nasional.

"It is an agreement. In Islam when a promise is made it must be fulfilled," the Perikatan chairman told reporters on Friday (July 29) on the sidelines of the launch of his pictorial biography "Muhyiddin Yassin: Leading a Nation in Unprecedented Crisis".

"It is not threatening because the Prime Minister has already agreed," he said, adding that it was a commitment.

He said the agreement with Perikatan was made before Ismail Sabri became prime minister.

The former premier said Ismail had yet to grant an appointment for the meeting, adding that he would leave it to Perikatan secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin to liaise with the Prime Minister’s side.

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He said the Perikatan supreme council had decided to send a delegation to seek an explanation on the agreement which had yet to be fulfilled.

Hamzah said on Thursday (July 28) that Perikatan would send a delegation to meet the Prime Minister to discuss the implementation of the terms of an agreement signed between them and Ismail Sabri.

Citing disappointment over what it claimed to be a lack of determination and commitment on the part of the Prime Minister to fulfil what had been agreed, Perikatan wants the meeting to be held soon.

However, he did not elaborate on the terms of agreement.

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Umno supreme council members had said on Thursday that there was no need for Ismail Sabri to bow down to Perikatan’s demands for a deputy prime minister post.

Previously, Muhyiddin had said that he and the Prime minister inked an agreement in August last year.

The agreement was on the appointment of a deputy prime minister from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, among other things.

Muhyiddin was appointed prime minister following the fall of Pakatan Harapan after the Sheraton Move in February 2020.

After just 17 months in power, Muhyiddin tendered his resignation in August after a group of Umno MPs led by party president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi withdrew support for him.

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