Umno MPs Refute Claims by Anwar That He Has Majority Including Government Seats

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Cabinet ministers have hit back at PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for claiming he had support from government members of parliament.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who tweeted just minutes after Anwar’s press conference at noon, said that the Perikatan Nasional government was fine.

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“Just finished the cabinet meeting. Nothing is collapsing or falling,” he said.

The Rembau MP from Umno also uploaded a photo of fellow cabinet members in the same tweet through his account @Khairykj.

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Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah on his Facebook page said that Anwar used the strategy to restore his “drowning party.”

“Remember the Sept 16, 2008, event? This time, it is another speculation made when his name and party continue to ‘drown’ during the Sabah by-election.

“The Barisan Nasional (BN) machinery continues its focus and efforts to allow BN a win at all seats contested and we will defeat Parti Warisan Sabah, especially PKR, in the Sabah by-election.

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“Let us continue to work for BN to regain power and let Anwar keep on dreaming with his predictable strategy,” said the Lenggong MP, who an Umno supreme council member.

Earlier today, Anwar announced at a press conference that he had obtained “strong, formidable and convincing” support from MPs to form a government.

The Port Dickson MP claimed that he was supposed to have a meeting with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah yesterday morning, but the meeting had to be postponed as the king was being treated at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

He claimed that with the support he has, this meant the government currently being led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has collapsed.

Anwar, however, declined to reveal the number of MPs who have pledged support, saying only that he wanted to present the numbers to the king first. – NST