Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the country would continue to be in political uncertainty. Even if Anwar Ibrahim had the support of MPs to form a new government.
Anwar appeared before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong last Tuesday to prove that he has a sufficient majority.
Mahathir said Malaysia is still vulnerable to the transition of political alliances, especially by Umno even with the new leadership.
“So, the situation is very uncertain… however, there will be a situation where there is no government in the country,” he said.
Mahathir led the opposition to a historic victory in the 2018 General Election. Ending the 6-decade Umno rule with an anti-corruption campaign.
However, the Mahathir-led government collapsed last February, giving way to Muhyiddin Yassin to be appointed prime minister in March with the support of Umno.
The 7-month-old Muhyiddin-led government is able to survive with a majority of 2 seats in Parliament which has 222 seats.
Mahathir, however, said that he did not support Anwar or Muhyiddin.
11 Amanah MPs filed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, following similar actions by MPs in support of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Vice President Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus informed that this motion was made voluntarily by the elected representatives and not on the instructions of the party leadership.
“10 Amanah MPs have sent the motion jointly. Meanwhile, Shah Alam Member of Parliament, Khalid Samad, handed over himself to the officer in the Dewan Rakyat,” he said.
Hasanuddin said that although it was enough for one elected representative to bring the motion, this mass action signaled to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the community that Amanah was seriously changing the administration.
“We want to express to the community that we are concerned to change the prime minister and this government. We will be a good opposition and involved in efforts to take back the people’s mandate, “he said.
Hasanuddin explained that apart from the issue of Muhyiddin’s credibility, Amanah was also concerned with the party’s attitude in the government bloc which he said was conflicting and weak in management.
Meanwhile, he also stressed his party’s first choice for the post of prime minister.
No need for others to know the details regarding meeting with the King
Anwar Ibrahim, said others do not need to know in detail his dealings with the Agong regarding the allegation that he got enough support to form a new government.
Anwar said it was enough to inform the Home Ministry and politicians that the letter of confirmation from the president of the political parties had been given to the Agong.
“The Home Ministry instructed the police to find out the names. I told the meeting with the Agong between me and the Agong. It is unreasonable for people to know in detail what happened between me and the Agong, “he said.