Dr Mahathir: Only a Few More MPs Needed to Form Govt

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Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the opposition is short by only a few MPs needed to form the government.

He said that what it wants to do now is take back Putrajaya.

“If we want to take back the government, we must have enough MPs. We are just short of a few only,” he told a press conference in Langkawi today.

Dr Mahathir resigned as Bersatu chairman and prime minister after the weekend known as the “Sheraton Move”, when Muhyiddin Yassin’s faction plotted with former PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, Umno and PAS members to form a new coalition.

Muhyiddin was sworn in as the eighth prime minister on March 1 after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong determined that the former Umno politician had the support of the majority of MPs by meeting the heads of political parties.

Dr Mahathir that he and his supporters are still deciding if they want to form a new party or join an existing one.

“If we want to contest in the next general election, we must have a party. We might form a party or join another.

“We have still not decided yet. This is the situation now.”

He added they are also waiting to see if their positions in Bersatu are still valid.

“So, we have brought the case to court. We hope that the court will then decide if we are members or not.

“If we win, then we will take part in party elections for the roles of chairman and other positions.”

Dr Mahathir and five others are suing Bersatu and the Registrar of Societies over their loss of membership from the party.

In their statement of claim filed on June 9, they accused Bersatu president Muhyiddin and secretary-general Hamzah Zainuddin of conspiring with the RoS to seize power in the party.

The six were sacked on June 4 for supporting Pakatan Harapan. – TMI