Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Muhyiddin Yassin has issued a challenge to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to present proof that he enjoyed majority support.
He added that Anwar could do so by presenting statutory declarations (SDs) to validate his appointment by the Agong.
‘Show me the numbers’
In a press conference held yesterday at PN’s headquarters, Muhyiddin insisted that he had a total of 115 SDs before meeting the King on Tuesday, which would be sufficient for him to be named Prime Minister.
This included 22 MPs from the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and 10 from Barisan Nasional (BN).
“At 10.30am on Nov 22, PN’s secretary-general sent another statutory declaration giving me the confidence to be appointed as prime minister, making the number of MPs 115.
This is more than a simple majority of 112 people needed to allow me to be appointed as prime minister.
“Today, Istana Negara issued a statement that Anwar, who is said to have the support of the majority of Dewan Rakyat members, will be appointed as prime minister,” he said as quoted by Malaysiakini.
Muhyiddin added that Anwar should prove to everyone that he has majority support in the upcoming Dewan Rakyat sitting.
“For the sake of the people’s confidence in Anwar’s legitimacy as prime minister, it is appropriate for him to prove that he has the support of the majority of Dewan Rakyat members.”
Yesterday at 5pm, Anwar was sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister and gave his first press conference, where he outlined key areas of focus during his premiership.
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