A day after two PKR MPs expressed their support for Muhyiddin Yassin, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today questioned the prime minister who continued to “keep his mouth shut” regarding the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s statement that Parliament can sit in an emergency.
The PKR president said it had been almost a week since Istana Negara issued a statement from Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.
“Why is there no statement from the prime minister as a sign of respect for the Agong’s statement?” Anwar’s question.
“Previously, the government informed the people that a state of emergency was declared by the Agong, so it cannot be questioned,” Anwar said via video on Facebook.
The Port Dickson MP said, this shows that the National Alliance government (PN) still does not have a majority to govern the country, “so it needs to buy some MPs”.
Yesterday, Julau MP Larry Sng and Tebrau MP Steven Choong left PKR and expressed their support for Muhyiddin.
PKR won 48 parliamentary seats in the last general election but now has only 36 seats.
Anwar claimed that Muhyiddin’s pact used hidden tactics to win the hearts of more MPs “in any way they can to gain support before Parliament reconvenes”.
A nationwide emergency was declared on Jan 12 and it included a suspension of Parliamentary sittings until August.
Anwar said the parliamentary session would help raise and debate the issue of unemployment, the economy, and lower investment due to lack of confidence in the government.