After Perikatan meeting, Muhyiddin says has full support of 12 political parties, including from Sarawak and Sabah (VIDEO)

Kenneth Tee
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Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin with the heads of 12 political parties in Putrajaya, July 1, 2020. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin with the heads of 12 political parties in Putrajaya, July 1, 2020. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 —  Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is confident he holds the majority political support in the country, amid the Opposition’s attempts for an ouster.

 

The Bersatu president took to his Facebook page this evening and posted a brief statement about a two-hour meeting in Putrajaya earlier today attended by the heads of 12 political parties that have expressed support for his informal Perikatan Nasional (PN) alliance.

The prime minister with the 12 political party leaders in a meeting in Putrajaya July 1, 2020. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin
The prime minister with the 12 political party leaders in a meeting in Putrajaya July 1, 2020. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin

“All of the parties’ leadership expressed their support to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and agreed to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation with one another for the sake of political stability as well as the well-being of the people and the country’s prosperity,” the post stated.

Accompanying the statement were over a dozen photographs showing a smiling Muhyiddin with the various party presidents, listed as follows:

* Muhyiddin (Bersatu)

* Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Umno)

* Datuk Seri Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi Awang (PAS)

* Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong (MCA)

* Tan Sri Vigneswaran Sanasee (MIC)

* Datuk Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Abang Openg (PBB)

* Prof Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (SUPP)

* Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (PDP)

* Tan Sri James Jemut Masing (PRS)

* Datuk Seri Maximus Johnity Ongkili (PBS)

* Tan Sri Joseph Kurup (PBRS)

* Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan (STAR)

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin held a two-hour meeting in Putrajaya with the heads of 12 political parties. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin held a two-hour meeting in Putrajaya with the heads of 12 political parties. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali who is currently partyless, was listed as present at the meeting as the PN chief whip alongside Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin as Bersatu secretary-general.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin and Prof Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian of SUPP in Putrajaya July 1, 2020. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin
Tan Sri Muhyiddin and Prof Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian of SUPP in Putrajaya July 1, 2020. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin

The Muhyiddin administration has been repeatedly denounced by the Opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) and labelled a “backdoor government”.

Tan Sri Joseph Kurup of PBRS seen arriving. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin
Tan Sri Joseph Kurup of PBRS seen arriving. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin

Muhyiddin’s party was previously a member of the PH coalition when it was catapulted to federal power in the 2018 general election.

Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing of PDP arrives in Putrajaya. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin
Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing of PDP arrives in Putrajaya. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has branded Muhyiddin a “traitor” and has been seeking his removal from office through a vote of no-confidence in Parliament.

Umno’s Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi seen arriving at the meeting in Putrajaya. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin
Umno’s Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi seen arriving at the meeting in Putrajaya. — Picture from Facebook/Muhyiddin Yassin

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