Summary: PM Muhyiddin’s 12:30PM Special Announcement
(Kuala Lumpur, Aug 4) Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has made a special announcement today after he held an audience with the Agong this morning. This comes following UMNO’s decision to withdraw their support for the Prime Minister and the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
He was informed by the Agong that 8 UMNO MPs had withdrawn their support for him. He has also presented to the Agong that he still has the majority in the current government and will continue to uphold his position as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He will determine his legitimacy in the Parliament during Dewan Rakyat sitting in September 2021.
He mentioned that the administration of the current government will continue to function during this period, and he will ensure that the national vaccination programme will proceed as scheduled without any interference.
He also urged the frontliners to continue their effort to fight the pandemic without being affected by the current political issues.
He concluded that even though he’s being accused of ‘derhaka’, all he’s done was to protect the Federal Constitution and defend the royal institution, and that he will continue doing so.
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