KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 : Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced today a motion of a confidence vote will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat when it convenes in September, while insisting he still has the required majority support of lawmakers in the form of statutory declarations (SD).
Muhyiddin said he was informed by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah that His Majesty had obtained a statutory declaration from eight Umno MPs who formally informed the Dewan Rakyat Speaker they were withdrawing support for him.
“However, I am aware that my position as prime minister is always being questioned,” he said in a televised public address.
“Therefore, I have informed His Majesty that I will determine my legitimacy as prime minister in Parliament. A motion of confidence vote will be tabled when Parliament convenes in September.
“Only through this manner, will my position as prime minister and the Perikatan Nasional ruling government be determined in accordance with the law and the Constitution,” he said.
During the address, Muhyiddin was flanked by his deputy Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri from Umno, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, and ministers Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man from PAS and Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong from MCA.
By : KENNETH TEE – MALAY MAIL