Opposition leader claims some MPs wanted to leave PN.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claimed today (July 2) that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has lost majority support in Parliament.
As Parliament remains suspended, Anwar claimed the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has fallen after MPs withdrew their support from Muhyiddin’s administration.
“Today we gather to state that in terms of numbers of MPs, Muhyiddin’s government has fallen today.
“I was informed there were MPs from other parties who wanted to leave PN,” the PKR MP told Pakatan Harapan lawmakers who gathered at Dataran Merdeka this morning after being prevented access to Parliament.
“With the 107 MPs gathered here today, along with them (MPs who allegedly left PN), the government has been toppled,” said Anwar.
Muhyiddin’s critics, led by Anwar, had repeatedly raised questions over the legitimacy of the current PN government that took over Putrajaya through defections of Harapan MPs.
Last September, Anwar claimed he had majority support from MPs to recapture Putrajaya and would have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
Anwar, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and other opposition MPs marched from Dataran Merdeka to Parliament this morning but stopped short of attempting to force their way through heavy police barricades that included FRU personnel.
Opposition MPs have renewed their call for Muhyiddin’s resignation after a royal rebuke from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong last week.
Anwar, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng previously accused Muhyiddin of using Covid-19 as an excuse to prevent Parliament from sitting.