Mukhriz Suggests Bersatu Lying About Numbers Backing Muhyiddin

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Bersatu deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir has questioned the legitimacy of Muhyiddin Yassin’s claim to have majority support.

This, Mukhriz says, is as six Bersatu MPs back Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister instead.

The Jerlun MP said this includes himself, Mahathir (Langkawi) Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (Muar), Maszlee Malik (Simpang Renggam), Eddin Syazlee Shith (Kuala Pilah), and Amiruddin Hamzah (Kubang Pasu).

“Lying to be PM?” he asks in a Facebook post.

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The post is attached with a statement from yesterday which states that Bersatu backed Muhyiddin as prime minister after a meeting attended by 36 MPs.

Muhyiddin was appointed prime minister this evening after the King opined that the former had majority support of the Dewan Rakyat, in accordance with Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution.

However, Mukhriz’s own calculations may not be valid at this point.

Maszlee had this evening declared support for Mahathir.

However, three hours later, the Simpang Renggam MP said he was grateful that Muhyiddin had been appointed, and that he honoured the King’s decision.

“As a responsible party member and good citizen who wants the best for the people, I welcome and honour the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s decree assenting to appoint Muhyiddin as prime minister.

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“I pray that Malaysia remains peaceful and continues to move forward,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Eddin Syazlee was reported to be en route to meet Mahathir at Yayasan Albukhary before Muhyiddin’s appointment.

But after the news broke that Muhyiddin would be sworn in tomorrow, Eddin Syazlee was spotted at the future prime minister’s home instead.

Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional government stands on the support of Bersatu MPs, BN, PAS and GPS. – Malaysiakini