Umno’s Machang MP Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub has withdrawn support from the Perikatan Nasional government.
“I hereby withdraw my support for the Perikatan Nasional government, which is led by Muhyiddin Yassin,” he said at a press conference in Kota Bharu, Kelantan today.
Ahmad Jazlan’s declaration effectively leaves the Perikatan Nasional government with the support of 110 MPs out of the 220 lawmakers currently in the Dewan Rakyat.
Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has voiced opposition to Muhyiddin too, but has thus far abstained from voting against the government in Parliament.
However, while there are 110 MPs opposed to PN, the opposition is currently divided.
The main opposition bloc Pakatan Harapan has only 91 MPs, as 17 other non-Umno lawmakers are not aligned with them.
Ahmad Jazlan’s decision comes five days after he quit as chairperson for the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). – Malaysiakini