The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government today reaffirmed its support of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration, saying the coalition would not shift its endorsement of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Speaking at a press conference in Kuching, Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg said it was important to maintain political stability, especially as the country is still battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have discussed and arrived at a consensus view on what has been going on in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
“Our stand is, GPS supports the PN government under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.”
Abang Johari, who is GPS chairman, also urged all politicians to join hands in facing the Covid-19 crisis.
“This is not the time for politicking that will undermine stability. This is the time for all politicians to consolidate and unite, and bring the country out of this pandemic crisis.”
Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs from Umno, MCA and MIC today stated their support for Muhyiddin Yassin, a day after Umno chief Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared his party was revoking its support for the prime minister.
“In a situation where the country is facing a health and economic crisis, the survival of the people is far more important than political games.
“In this regard, the MPs support Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister to continue the agenda of defending the people.”
In their statement which was issued outside of the BN channel, the MPs said their stand was in line with the leeway granted to them by the Umno Supreme Council, allowing them to decide whether or not to revoke their support for Muhyiddin.
BN has a total of 41 MPs including Zahid, former leader Najib Razak and a handful of MPs who have been at the forefront of attacks against Muhyiddin.