PUTRAJAYA JULY 8: The Perikatan Nasional (PN) Government has no clear fact that shows the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has lost the confidence of the majority members of Dewan Rakyat.
Attorney General, Tan Sri Idrus Harun said, based on Article 43(2)(a) Federal Constitution the determination whether an individual gets the confidence of the majority of Dewan Rakyat members will be decided by members of Dewan Rakyat and not through any political party or from any party leader‘s statement.
“From the legal point, the Prime Minister and the present Cabinet Ministers will remain to continue the executive power of the Federal,” said Idrus in a statement here today.
Idrus said that as a response to the media statement made by the UMNO President, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on 7th July 2021.
According to Idrus the statement was from one of the component parties that have formed the present Government appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong following Article 43(1) and (2) Federal Constitution.
UMNO has officially decided to withdraw support from the PN Government with immediate effect as announced by the party President, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday.
Ahmad Zahid made the announcement after a virtual UMNO Supreme Council meeting that began at 8.30pm on Wednesday (7th July) and stretched till the early hours of Thursday (July 8).
The UMNO President said, the withdrawal of support came because PN failed to fulfil seven requirements outlined by the UMNO Secretary when it was sworn in on March 11 2020 which was 11 days after Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sworn in as Prime Minister.
In the virtual press conference Ahmad Zahid also urged Muhyiddin to step down as Prime Minister in order to make way for a new leadership. UMNO also urged Muhyiddin to step down honourably and allow a new prime minister to be appointed for a temporary period. – Malaysia World News