Nazri: At Least 10 Umno MPs Unhappy with Muhyiddin

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At least 10 Umno lawmakers are unhappy with the leadership of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Perikatan Nasional, said Nazri Abdul Aziz.

The former Umno minister said the disgruntled group might lend support to Anwar Ibrahim to form the government as they were disappointed in Muhyiddin’s leadership.

“There are Umno backbenchers who are not happy with how Muhyiddin is treating the party. We do not have to support someone who has no respect for our party.

“There are MPs who are unhappy, and they do not have loyalty to the prime minister. Certainly more than 10 (lawmakers),” Nazri told The Malaysian Insight.

The Padang Rengas MP, however, refused to disclose whether they would support Anwar or take alternative steps.

“We may not join Anwar but there are many ways to skin a cat,” said Nazri.

Anwar on Monday declared the PN government led by Muhyiddin had fallen as he had a convincing majority to take over Putrajaya.

The Port Dickson MP said he had already spoken to the King through a telephone call after the monarch was admitted to the National Heart Institute.

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said his party members were free to pledge their support to Anwar, if they want.

Nazri agreed with Zahid’s statement and said most members of the party also shared the sentiment.

“I strongly support his statement. This government does not have the mandate of the people. There are some MPs who support PN and some support the president,” he said.

Nazri said his next move will follow what Zahid decides to do as he is the head of Umno.

“I will follow Zahid. He is still my president. I’m loyal to my president unlike some loyal to the prime minister. We will wait for the signal,” he said.

Nazri has also been reported as saying he will withdraw his support for Muhyiddin but only if it leads to a snap general election.

“If withdrawing my support for Muhyiddin’s administration means an election will be called, then I will do so,” he had said.

He added that any change of government must go through the due process in the Dewan Rakyat and not through an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“We do not need a motion of no-confidence. A government bill just needs to be defeated and it will show he (Muhyiddin) does not have the confidence of the majority (of MPs).” – TMI