Kuala Lumpur, 13 Aug — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council has called for opponents of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to unite in backing a new government under opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, claiming that it was especially prescient given the health and economic crises plaguing the country.
In that statement, the PH council, led by Anwar, further alleged that “although it is common knowledge that only 100 MPs support Tan Sri Mahiaddin Md Yassin as prime minister and 120 MPs do not, he refused to resign honorably in line with Article 43(4) of the Federal Constitution”.
“Therefore, the presidential council invites all MPs who oppose and reject Tan Sri Mahiaddin to jointly support Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the prime ministerial candidate to prove support and form a new majority in Parliament”, the statement read.
Without providing any substantive evidence to back its claims, the council stated that the move will restore credibility to the country’s leadership when it is needed most; to curb Covid-19 infections and drive economic recovery.
“It is very important for all parties to unite under a people-oriented government that is able to correct all the shortcomings and failures of Perikatan Nasional ahead of the vote of confidence in the prime minister.
“This is so that any takeover of the government will only take place with parties who agree on the principles and path of struggle, including institutional reform, good governance, and an independent judicial institution,” it said.
The PH presidential council comprises PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu.