PAS, MCA reiterate support for Muhyiddin ahead of Anwar’s audience with King

Meanwhile, Umno MP Idris Jusoh lodges a police report to refute allegations that he is supporting Anwar to be PM

by TMR / pic by BERNAMA

ALL of 18 PAS MPs will continue to support Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister (PM) to lead the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, said the party’s secretary general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.

Takiyuddin (picture) said the Islamic party will not be affected by Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that he has received the support of the majority of MPs to take over the reigns of government.

“PAS regards the issue raised by the same individual as a desperate action driven by personal interest and ambition to take advantage of the situation when the PN government is tackling Covid-19 and taking measures to restore the national economy,” Takiyuddin said in a statement yesterday.

He said PAS is confident that the King, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin

Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, will not entertain the action which the party described as “desperate”.

He also said the party believes the Yang di-Pertuan Agong will handle the matter based on provisions and laws under the national constitution.

“PAS also hopes the government will take strict legal action against any party that causes anxiety and confusion among the people, as well as causing damage to the country’s economic sector as a result of the action,” said Takiyuddin.

Meanwhile, MCA secretary general Datuk Chong Sin Woon said in a statement yesterday that the party will not join Anwar in forming a government.

MCA reiterates its stance in supporting Muhyiddin to continue leading the nation, adding that political stability is a prerequisite to catalyse economic growth and attract more foreign investments to Malaysia.

“Therefore, it is prudent for all political parties to focus their efforts on our economic recovery and cease all political manoeuvring at the expense of the rakyat,” added Chong.

Bernama reported that Umno MP Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, who is also Felda chairman, had lodged a police report yesterday to refute allegations that he is supporting Anwar to be PM.

Putrajaya district police chief ACP Mohd Fadzil Ali, when contacted, confirmed having received the report.

Anwar said he will have a royal audience with the King this week to prove he has parliamentary majority to form a new government.

Last Thursday, Anwar said the King had agreed to grant him an audience tomorrow, where he will present documentation of “strong and convincing majority”, a claim he made two weeks ago in a bid to oust Muhyiddin.

“I would like to express my gratitude to His Majesty for granting me an audience on Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020, inshaAllah,” Anwar said in a statement.

The PKR leader initially secured an audience scheduled for Sept 22 to present his case, but it was postponed because the King was admitted to the National Heart Institute due to ill-health. Anwar had then said he had control of nearly two-thirds of the 222 seats in the Parliament, without disclosing who had pledged support. — TMR