Salahuddin: Pakatan to probe Muhyiddin’s appointment as PM, claims coalition commands 112 MPs’ support

Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub arrives at the Yayasan Al-Bukhary in Kuala Lumpur February 29, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub arrives at the Yayasan Al-Bukhary in Kuala Lumpur February 29, 2020. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 29 — Parti Amanah Negara deputy president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said Pakatan Harapan (PH) will conduct its own probe to find out how Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was appointed as prime minister.

The Pakatan presidential council member claimed that the PH coalition commanded the support of between 111 to 112 MPs, enough to form a simple majority government.

“We are currently collecting evidence, such as the number of statutory declarations, and find out ourselves,” Salahuddin said upon arriving at Yayasan Al-Bukhary for a meeting with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He added that PH still remains confident and believes they will be able to produce said evidence ‘in the nearest future’.

“Pakatan will meet shortly, and hopefully we will be granted an audience with His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong where the evidence can be presented.

“After the meeting, Tun Dr Mahathir may hold a press conference. It all depends on him,” Salahuddin said.

Amanah vice-president Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa, who followed behind in a separate vehicle, told reporters that PH leaders are monitoring the situation as it develops.

Earlier Istana Negara said in a statement that after careful scrutiny of the list of candidates for prime minister and their supporting MPs, the Agong has determined that Muhyiddin could possibly command the most confidence among them all.

Muhyiddin has been appointed as prime minister under Article 40(2)(a) and Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution, with his swearing-in ceremony to take place at the Istana tomorrow morning at 10.30am.