Muhyiddin Yassin has lost the support of Parliament and must resign as the prime minister, Amanah said this morning.
In a statement, the party said that Muhyiddin’s proposal to call for a state of emergency was only intended to save himself from facing a motion of no confidence at the next sitting of Parliament.
“Amanah is convinced that Muhyiddin has lost the majority, and this move is just to save himself from the no confidence vote.
“He is also worried that he would not get the support to table the 2021 budget. Muhyiddin should just concede he has lost Parliament and resign.
“This is a more responsible action than calling for an emergency. He can save the country from falling into a continuous power struggle,” Amanah said.
“Muhyiddin’s resignation would save the country from falling into a protracted power struggle. The resignation is to submit to those who have the support of the majority MPs in accordance with the Federal Constitution,” the party said.
Amanah also said they are confident that the Agong will uphold the institution of parliamentary democracy while saving the Constitutional Monarch from being dragged into disputes and political ploys of the current administration.
Amanah pointed out that the proposal to declare an emergency is a political move that seeks to take advantage of the third wave of Covid-19 disaster which will only add to the suffering of the people.
“Like it or not, a declaration of emergency will have a negative impact on the lives of the people, the country’s economy and affect Malaysia’s image in the eyes of international investors and the world community,” the party said.
Yesterday, Muhyiddin and several other government leaders attended an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the latter’s Istana Abdulaziz in Kuantan.
However, no announcement was made following the audience.
Speculation has been rife that the Perikatan Nasional government is seeking to declare a state of emergency as Malaysia struggles to contain the spike in Covid-19 infection that has also hurt the economy.