PPBM’s Muhyiddin Yassin, accompanied by PAS’ Abdul Hadi Awang, Umno’s Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and ex-PKR deputy president Azmin Ali leave after spending 10 minutes at the palace.
The political bloc in support of Muhyiddin Yassin is on the way to Istana Negara, claiming it has the majority to form the government. Accompanying Muhyiddin is PAS’s Abdul Hadi Awang, Umno Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, and ex-PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.
Bersatu President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he will bring the voice of “Perikatan Nasional” to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today.
He said the new coalition’s intention is to save the country from the current political crisis.
“All of us from Perikatan Nasional, everyone you can see here, will be going to Istana Negara with this document that we are bringing, to seek an audience with the Agong.
“Our intention is to do our level best to save the country from what’s going on now.
“We have a sincere purpose and we implore all Malaysians to provide prayers and show support for our efforts to ensure our success,” he told reporters in front of his residence before leaving for Istana Negara today.
Muhyiddin, however, declined to comment on Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision not to support him as the next prime minister.
“I call on everyone to pray and hope we will receive blessings from Allah,” he said before leaving.
Muhyiddin who is in the spotlight in the race to be the next prime minister is currently supported by a faction of Bersatu, former PKR member Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s faction, PAS, Umno, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS), MCA and MIC.
However this morning Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he has the numbers to be the next prime minister of Malaysia, after meeting with Pakatan Harapan.
GPS Will Not Support A Coalition That Includes DAP – “DAP & Lim Guan Eng “Administrative Arrogance” That Did Whatever It Pleased Without Listening To Others”
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will not support a coalition that includes DAP in the ongoing political crisis, says Tan Sri James Masing.
The Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister said this was one of the conditions the ruling state coalition will consider when it meets on Sunday (Mar 1) to decide who to back as prime minister.
“GPS will come into a coalition without DAP. Whatever the coalition is, DAP must not be in it,” he told Astro Awani’s Consider This programme on Friday night (Feb 28).
Masing said this was because of DAP’s “administrative arrogance”, adding that the party did whatever it pleased without listening to others.
He cited Lim Guan Eng as an example, saying the former Finance Minister had announced that Sarawak would go bankrupt within three years when he came to the state last year.
“It was irresponsible of Lim as Finance Minister to say that. That to us is administrative arrogance,” he said.
Masing said GPS’ other conditions were that the national and Sarawak’s interests must be taken into account.
He said GPS wanted the Malaysia Agreement 1963 to be included in the Federal Constitution and that Sarawak be given a larger share of revenue from its oil and gas.
Masing, who heads GPS component Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), also said the state coalition would meet in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to decide its position.
“Until that meeting has taken place, only then will we know where we stand in terms of who will be the next prime minister,” he said.