Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been accused of not speaking the truth and allegedly misleading Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah about commanding majority support in the Dewan Rakyat.
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council also said Muhyiddin should not be forgiven for allegedly committing such an act which they described as the highest form of treason against the Head of the State.
“It is clear he did not speak the truth and misled the Yang di-Pertuan Agong when he was granted an audience with the King yesterday.
“Such an action is the highest form of treason towards the Head of State and he (Muhyiddin) should not be forgiven.
“We are of the view that action must be taken against those who commit lies at the highest level to the extent of not speaking the truth and misleading the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” the council said in a statement.
The council also said the legitimacy of Muhyiddin as the prime minister can be determined by convening a special sitting immediately with only one order that is to table, debate and decide on the motion of confidence vote against the Pagoh member of Parliament.
They added that delaying the tabling of the motion until Parliament sitting reconvened in September is “extremely” unnecessary since issues surrounding the support for Muhyiddin and the stability of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government must be decided immediately.
“Issues surrounding the stability and effectiveness of the government can never be resolved as long as the tabling of the motion of confidence is delayed,” read the statement signed by PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
The council also reiterated the call made by MPs in the opposition bloc as well as parties who did not support Muhyiddin for the special sitting to be held on Aug 9.
“We also hope civil servants especially from the enforcement agencies will continue discharging their duties in a professional and neutral manner without bowing to the political interest of the ruling party which is allegedly pressuring or threatening MPs, especially on matters related to gaining support for Muhyiddin,” they said.