Plot to topple govt: Sanusi says it’s ‘Chow Kit Move’, not ‘Dubai Move’

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Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor has confirmed the existence of a plot by the opposition to topple the government.

However, instead of it being labelled the Dubai Move – as the meeting had allegedly taken place in Dubai – he called it the “Chow Kit Move”.

“People are labelling (the plot as) the Dubai Move, but it’s really the Chow Kit Move because it was discussed in Kuala Lumpur.


“I think Dubai was just a dummy (decoy) because they (the alleged conspirators) went to Dubai. Lots of people go to Dubai,” he said during a press conference today.

Sanusi declined to reveal further information regarding the plot, however, he hinted at other movements such as the “Bera Move” and “Sembrong Move”.

He quickly followed it with: “It’s just a joke to make people laugh. But it (change of support) can be done, in line with the Constitution.”

Bera is former prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s parliamentary seat and the Sembrong MP is former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

Ismail Sabri has denied involvement or knowledge of the Dubai Move.

Sanusi was convinced that the administration would fall sooner rather than later.

“It won’t be five years (one term) before they topple. It may happen this year, even this month,” he said.

He further asserted that the plot was constitutional based on the loopholes in the anti-hopping law.

“I think whatever (move) that is permitted by the Constitution, (it) should be allowed to take place. Anything unconstitutional should not.

“It was constitutional for the five MPs to pledge support (to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim). Their camp (government) was so excited and had no issues,” he said, referring to the Bersatu lawmakers who announced their backing for Anwar late last year.

“If they (the Madani government) regarded the support from the five MPs (from PN) as something constitutional based on democratic principle, any move in return should be regarded as the same,” he added. – Malaysiakini

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