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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2— Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah demanded today for Umno to hold an emergency supreme council meeting to decide on cutting ties with Bersatu and push for a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
In a statement today, he reminded the party’s leaders that 147 Umno divisions have already made the call to cut ties with Bersatu.
“The Supreme Council must hold an emergency meeting to decide that all of its members must severe their cooperation with Bersatu, in line with the spirit and demands of the 147 Umno divisions, and must vote to reject the leadership of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the prime minister, and the leader of the Perikatan Nasional government, and call all MPs from all component parties within Barisan Nasional to also reject the leadership of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the federal government’s prime minister, before Parliament is called to reconvene this month of March,” he said.
The Gua Musang MP has been a staunch critic of the PN government and Muhyiddin.
Last month, Tengku Razaleigh said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong does not require advice from the prime minister to convene Parliament.
He was responding to the Agong’s statement on February 24 that said Parliament can sit during the current Emergency despite the PN government suspending it.
Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin issued the statement after Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah granted an audience to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Seri Azhar Azizan Harun and Dewan Negara Speaker Tan Sri Rais Yatim.
There have been several suits filed in court challenging the PN government’s decision to suspend Parliament during the Emergency.
Outside court, other lawmakers allied with the ruling PN, including Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said have openly criticised Parliament’s suspension.