KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO Supreme Council Member, Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin revealed that two other Members of Parliament (MPs) from PKR have given their support to the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
The two MPs do not include Xavier Jayakumar who has stated his support for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin last March.
Zahidi said, the measure thus deny the opposition’s allegation that the government has lost its majority.
“We had a meeting and Yang di-Pertuan Agong will look at the support, where the opposition alleged that Muhyiddin has lost his support. Thus, we, in BN, gathered to look at the support and sent our statutory declaration (SD). We sent 40 SD who supported Muhyiddin.
“There is no problem of support to PM and there are three additional MPs from PKR (including the MP of Kuala Langat) supporting Muhyiddin,” he said in a news conference.
“We are negotiating with three other MPs if they would like to support Muhyiddin. Tengku Razaleigh (Gua Musang MP) does not support (Muhyiddin).
The UMNO Supreme Council member also said that he will bring a motion in the Supreme Council meeting tonight to urge the party members to stay with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in supporting the existing government.
He said, when UMNO is given the position as the Deputy Prime Minister, the party is with the PN government in helping the people.
“I urge to place our trust in Ismail Sabri and UMNO and not betray the government that we have built together,” he said.
UMNO will be holding a special virtual Supreme Council Meeting tonight to discuss about the latest political situation.
Meanwhile, the people are urged not to be influenced by the allegation that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) has toppled.
Zahidi said, the allegation made by the opposition during the assembly at Dataran Merdeka yesterday was an attempt to shift the people’s attention so that they can seize the power to be the Prime Minister.
“The Perikatan Nasional (PN) is still stable and supported by majority MPs from PN, BN and our friends from Sarawak and Sabah as of today,” he said.
Earlier, the Padang Besar MP received a memorandum of support towards Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin from several non-government organisations (NGO).
Opposition Chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim alleged that several PN MPs have stated their wish to exit the coalition and withdraw their support to the existing government. –MalaysiaGazette