CM – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin announced the political future on Monday: reports




FILE PHOTO: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during his cabinet announcement in Putrajaya, Malaysia, March 9, 2020. REUTERS / Lim Huey Teng / File Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: According to a cabinet minister, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be announced on Monday ( 16 August) to make an announcement about his political future.

Local news outlets quoted the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof as saying that the leaders of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) had been on Met on Sunday to discuss the scenario in case Mr. Muhyiddin should resign.

« God willing, there will be an announcement (from Mr. Muhyiddin) … whatever it is, just wait for tomorrow, » he said from Bernama quotes.

“The Prime Minister has explored every option in this time of crisis solely in the interests of the people. We will, however, abide by the Constitution.

« It is up to Yang di-Pertuan Agong to ensure that the country continues to be led by leadership that is sensitive to the concerns of the people, » added Mohd Redzuan .

Mr. Muhyiddin is Bersatu President and leads the Perikatan Nasional government. He was sworn in as the country’s eighth Prime Minister on March 1 last year after pulling Bersatu out of the then-ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition and causing it to collapse.

A number of United Malays National Organization legislators spearheaded it of party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, withdrew their support for Mr. Muhyiddin at the beginning of August and thereby endangered his already razor-thin parliamentary majority to be submitted to Parliament on September 7th.

Among other things, he promised to submit a draft constitutional amendment to limit the prime minister’s position to two terms and a bill against partisanship.

However, Mr Muhyiddin’s proposal was rejected by PH, de r said this was essentially an open admission that he had lost the support of the House of Commons majority. The opposition bloc asked him to resign.

The UMNO also said it would not consider offers from « a person who no longer has legitimacy », adding that their offer could be described as « open bribery ».

In response, local media quoted sources saying that Mr. Muhyiddin would resign next week.

Mr. Mohd Redzuan, a senior Bersatu councilor, was quoted as saying that Mr. Muhyiddin did so on Sunday transmitted to other party legislators.

« We have just finished the meeting. There will be a special cabinet meeting tomorrow. After that, he will travel to Istana Negara to submit his resignation, « he said, according to Malaysiakini.

He was also quoted by the Malaysian Insight as saying, » (Mr. Muhyiddin) said he had to resign as he has the majority in the Lost parliament. We as the Supreme Council have to adhere to the requirements of the Federal Constitution. « 

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