Getting 129 MPs to back no-confidence motion ‘work in progress’

Mohd Farhan Darwis

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says the bloc’s priority remains the reform agenda and Malaysians’ welfare. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 29, 2020.

THE opposition’s bid to get 129 MPs’ backing for a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is a work in progress, said bloc leader Anwar Ibrahim.

“Our party is based on reforms, not on whether we have 129, 130 seats (in Parliament).

“That is still being discussed. It is still a work in progress,” he said in a Facebook Live session today.

The PKR president said the opposition’s priority remains the reform agenda and Malaysians’ welfare.

“The number is not important. We have been in power before, we come and go, but it is the people who are affected.

“The people will become the victims if we are focused only on chasing power or seats.”

Anwar said if power was his goal, he would have joined the ruling Perikatan Nasional and accepted its offer of top posts.

Some political bloggers have speculated that the opposition has obtained support from 129 out of the total 222 MPs to launch a “counter-coup” against Muhyiddin’s government.

The Bersatu president was sworn in to the top job on March 1 after taking the party out of Pakatan Harapan and plotting with Barisan Nasional, PAS, Gabungan Parti Sarawak and former PKR leaders to form PN.

In recent weeks, a host of PN lawmakers have been appointed to head government-linked companies, in what is seen as an effort by the prime minister to secure support. – May 29, 2020.

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  • Voters gave mandate to PH to govern, nobody should have revoked them right of the rakyat. Don't let rakyat lose confidence with the elected reps and the system. Democracy must reveal the mandate and choice of rakyat, MOST importantly. If not we better choose another fairer system.

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