Two Umno MPs say signatures on viral list not to support Muhyiddin

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Two Umno Members of Parliament have come out to say that their signatures on a list purportedly supporting Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was merely to confirm their attendance at a meeting among Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs.

Tanjung Karang MP Noh Omar and Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said it did not mean they were supporting Muhyiddin during separate virtual press conferences.

“My signature that went viral showing support was not true. The signature was for my attendance at a meeting will all the MPs this morning,” Noh said

He said during the meeting that he also agreed that Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN) government is legitimate until Parliament convenes in September.

The Selangor Umno chief stressed that he would remain loyal to the party.

“I would like to stress my stand again – I agree and abide by the decision of the Supreme Council for Umno to withdraw support for Muhyiddin that will be done in the upcoming Parliament sitting, unless, before the Parliament sits, there is any other decree by the YDPA. Then, I would have to bow to that.”

Meanwhile, Azeez said he had attended the meeting to hear what Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob had to say as the chief whip of the government members of parliament.

“I wish to clarify the signature on the document currently viral-ed is that of my attendance at the meet. There are no other letters signed by me. I only attended to hear the briefing. I am a party member, I’m loyal to my party and its decisions. Any party decision is en bloc. Whatever is decided, we will do together,” he said.

Azeez said he will play his role when called upon in Parliament when the confidence motion was put to test.

“My stance is clear; I agree and will comply with the Umno supreme council’s decision to withdraw support for the prime minister in Parliament.

“I want to deny any allegations that I am easily bought or flip-flopped,” he said

He hoped the voters in his Baling parliamentary constituency will not be confused by his attendance at this morning’s event.