31 MPs from BN and Umno support  PM Muhyiddin Yassin, says DPM Ismail Sabri

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said  31 Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) will continue supporting the Perikatan Nasional government until a confidence vote is held in September.

“Our stance is that we will uphold the King’s decree for the current government to continue its administration till its legitimacy is tested in Parliament,” Datuk Seri Ismail told the reporters at a press conference today (August 6).

Umno MPs make up 38 of BN’s 42 lawmakers, according to NST.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional needs at least a slim majority of 113 of the 222 seats in Parliament to stay in power. It is left with at only 104 MPs, after some Umno MPs withdrew, far short of a simple majority.

But Muhyiddin is confidence he still commands the confidence of the Lower House and he will submit himself to a confidence vote when Parliament next convenes on Sept 6.

“His Majesty wants Parliament to be reconvened and the MPs to determine whether the government will continue to function after September,” Ismail Sabri said.
 
He also added that the Palace is no longer accepting statutory declarations or letters of support.
 
“The statement of Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi saying he will send a list of names (of those who have withdrawn their support from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) to the Palace, may go against the King’s wishes and decision,” said Ismail Sabri.

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