In a special address to the nation, Muhyiddin informed that a motion of confidence in him will be tabled in the parliament in September to prove the legitimacy of his position.

“I am aware that my position as Prime Minister is often questioned.

“Therefore, I have informed His Majesty the King that I will determine my legitimacy as Prime Minister in Parliament.

“A motion of a vote of confidence in me will be tabled in Dewan Rakyat when it convenes in September.

“This way, my position as Prime Minister and Perikatan Nasional as the ruling government will be determined in accordance with the law and the Federal Constitution,” he said.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong had consented to this suggestion during their meeting in Istana Negara earlier yesterday.

It was also reported that the King had received a number of statutory declaration letters from members of parliament which convinced him that he still had the support of the majority.