KUALA LUMPUR: De facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan today said there are no restrictions on politicians backing any MP with majority support to become prime minister.
He said any MP could forward statutory declarations (SDs) to prove that one has the support of more than 112 MPs to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
“We acknowledge that this is part of democracy,” he said during Ministerial Question Time at the Dewan Rakyat.
However, Takiyuddin said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin still has the majority support “as seen through the passing of Budget 2021 at policy stage” last month.
He was replying to Hassan Karim (PH-Pasir Gudang), who asked the prime minister to state when the 25 motions of no-confidence and two motions of confidence in him will be tabled, debated and voted in the Dewan Rakyat.
Takiyuddin, who was replying for Muhyiddin Yassin, said the government is open to the motions of no-confidence and confidence in the prime minister but, according to Standing Order 14 and 15, government matters will take priority.
By : Minderjeet Kaur – FMT