Anwar says has enough MP numbers to ask king to lift emergency

Desmond Davidson

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim claims to have the support of 115 MPs to appeal to the king to revoke the emergency proclamation. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 23, 2021.

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has claimed he has the support of 114 to 115 MPs to support his appeal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to reconsider proclamation of emergency and to immediately lift the suspension on Parliament.

“Those MPs who are committed to supporting the emergency and suspending Parliament are maybe not more than 90. Some 114, 115 MPs reject the motion of the Perikatan Nasional government. That cannot be disputed.

“It’s a public fact. The number is more than enough,” said the Port Dickson MP in response to a question in the Malaysian Council of Professors’ Bicara Negarawan programme on his claim made in October last year that he has enough support from 222 MPs to form the next government.

He however, did not explain how exactly he achieved the numbers.

“What is clear now and cannot be disputed is the numbers rejecting PN’s claim for the state of emergency.

“We just have to wait for the decision of the Agong,” he said during the livestream interview.

Anwar, in the programme, also said the goods and services tax (GST) could be reintroduced if Pakatan Harapan returns to power.

The GST was abolished in 2018 after PH won the general election.

However, Anwar said the taxation system needed to be tweaked to ease the burden on the low-income group. – January 23, 2021.

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  • Aiya still talking about numbers this man

    Posted 3 years ago by Teruna Kelana · Reply