PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim believes he will get the support needed during the motion of confidence set to take place in Parliament next week, based on the commitment given by political coalition leaders.
The Prime Minister said that leaders from Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Harapan, Gabungan Parti Sarawak, Gabungan Rakyat Sabah and Parti Warisan had expressed their commitment to him during the motion.
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These coalitions are part of the unity government that was established post-GE15.
“God willing, we will be able to continue (to lead the government). I hope you pray for us as well,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday (Dec 14).
The confidence vote for Anwar’s leadership will be one of the main agendas during the first session of the first term of the 15th Parliament of Malaysia, scheduled to take place for two days from Dec 19.
Based on the notice issued by Dewan Rakyat secretary Dr Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin, the motion of confidence towards the Prime Minister is item number eight in the meeting order.
In his maiden media conference after taking oath as Malaysia's 10th prime minister on Nov 24, Anwar said a confidence vote would be tabled at the Parliament sitting on Dec 19 to put an end to any question of him being prime minister.
Lawmakers had said that the confidence vote would strengthen political stability and put unnecessary “politicking” to rest.