KUALA LUMPUR – The position of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will remain despite having no majority, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
According to the former Prime Minister, no one has the majority to fight the seats that favour Muhyiddin.
“Perhaps (they have) no (majority),” he said during an interview broadcasted live on the National Council of Professors’ Facebook page today, when asked by the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Professors (MPN), Prof Datuk Dr Raduan Che Rose, if the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government can be threatened.
“When the current government does not have the majority, other people can come forward and say that they have sufficient of numbers?” Raduan asked Mahathir.
The programme was hosted by the fellow of MPN, Dr Muhammad Asri Mohd Ali.
Meanwhile, Mahathir said that the Declaration of Emergency initiated by the government led by Muhyiddin is a wrong move and should not be done.
“The fact is, Muhyiddin cannot use the emergency to maintain himself as the Prime Minister. That is wrong,” he said.
During the one year Malaysia Prihatin event at Putrajaya today, Muhyiddin said that the Proclamation of Emergency was not a move for him to continue staying in power as alleged.
“I am aware and I understand the meaning of democracy. Thus, none of these in the ordinance is meant to enable the Prime Minister to remain in power forever.
“Moreover, the emergency will expire on 1 August 2021. This is the first time in the national history where a state of emergency has an expiry date,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette