After insinuation about royalty, Umno man tells Muhyiddin to accept losing PM’s post

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

JOHOR BARU, Dec 7 Umno’s Tan Sri Shahrir Samad said Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has yet to accept the reality that he was not the prime minister after the 15th general election (GE15).

He suggested that Muhyiddin publicly name those he claimed to be in support of him becoming PM.

“That is why it is necessary to openly state who is in the group of 42 MPs who supported Tan Sri (Muhyiddin) as prime minister through the statutory declarations,” he said on Facebook today.

The post featured a video of Muhyiddin saying that the decision (for him to be prime minister) should rightfully be made by the public and not those in “green and yellow roofs”, an apparent euphemism for the royalty.

Shahrir said the fact was PN’s 73 MPs did not give Muhyiddin any special claim to becoming PM, adding that the latter should move on.

Separately, Johor Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth chief Mohd Hairi Mad Shah told Muhyiddin not to cheapen the country’s royal institutions with his allusions.

He said Muhyiddin should accept the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s appointment of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the prime minister to head a unity government and stop disputing the matter.

In the clip, Muhyiddin claimed that he had the support of 115 MPs to become prime minister and lead the federal government.