Dr M to write to King on '115 MPs' support claim for PM post

 Dr M to write to King on '114 MPs' support claim for PM post

Dr M to write to King on '114 MPs' support claim for PM post

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*This story has been updated with the revised list by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and responses from certain MPs in the list*

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 29): Ahead of the swearing-in of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Malaysia's eighth prime minister tomorrow morning, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pictured) said today that he has the support of 114 other MPs for his candidacy.

This follows the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting tonight, where a Facebook live video streamed Selangau MP Baru Bian signing a statutory declaration as the 114th member in the group backing Dr Mahathir.

In a statement today, Dr Mahathir said he intends to write a letter to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah on the renewed claim of support for the former premier.

"I hope the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong will accept my letter and my explanation," said Dr Mahathir.

Of the 115, among interesting names include GBS MP Datuk Seri Maximus Johnity Ongkili (Kota Marudu), who is formerly a Barisan Nasional cabinet minister, independent MP Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal (Bukit Gantang), and five MPs of Bersatu besides Mahathir.

However, Malaysiakini reported that Bukit Gantang MP Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal has denied supporting Dr Mahathir, instead saying he backs Muhyiddin.

Meanwhile, in a video posted on Twitter, Sri Aman MP Masir Kujat has also denied that he had signed a statutory declaration in support of Dr Mahathir and said he supported Muhyiddin.

At this point in time, both the Mahathir and Muhyiddin camps claim to have 114 MPs of 222 MPs in the Dewan Rakyat. A simple majority requires the support of at least 112 MPs.

According to a statement by the Palace earlier, Muhyiddin's swearing-in ceremony is scheduled at 10.30am tomorrow.

Meanwhile Pakatan Harapan MPs are reportedly scheduled to gather at Yayasan Al-Bukhary at 9.30am tomorrow, believed in preparation to deliver Dr Mahathir's letter to the palace.

The Agong had appointed Muhyiddin as prime minister, as he was the candidate whom the King believes has sufficient support to form the federal government, said the Palace in a statement this evening.

Prior to that, the Agong said he would communicate with leaders of political parties with MPs in the Dewan Rakyat to determine which candidate has the majority support, after an initial interview session with all 222 MPs earlier this week failed to reveal a candidate with the backing of enough lawmakers. 

 

List of MPs supporting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad by party, according to his statement

Bersatu

Number Parlimentarian name Parliamentary constituency State
1 Mahathir Mohamad Langkawi Kedah
2 Mukhriz Mahathir Jerlun Kedah
3 Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman Muar Johor
4 Maszlee Malik Simpang Renggam Johor
5 Eddin Syazlee Shith Kuala Pilah Negeri Sembilan
6 Amiruddin Hamzah Kubang Pasu Kedah

PKR

Number Parliamentarian name Parliamentary constituency State
1 Noor Amin Ahmad Kangar Perlis
2 Chan Ming Kai Alor Setar Kedah
3 Azman Ismail Kuala Kedah Kedah
4 Nor Azrina Surip Merbok Kedah
5 Johari Abdul Sungai Petani Kedah
6 Karupaiya Mutusami Padang Serai Kedah
7 Saifuddin Nasution Ismail Kulim - Bandar Baru Kedah
8 Nurul Izzah Anwar Permatang Pauh Pulau Pinang
9 Sim Tze Tzin Bayan Baru Pulau Pinang
10 Muhammad Bakthiar Wan Chik Balik Pulau Pulau Pinang
11 Kesavan Subramaniam Sungai Siput Perak
12 Lee Boon Chye Gopeng Perak
13 Chang Lih Kang Tanjong Malim Perak
14 Fauziah Salleh Kuantan Pahang
15 William Leong Jee Ken Selayang Selangor
16 Wan Azizah Wan Ismail Pandan Selangor
17 Maria Chin Abdullah Petaling Jaya Selangor
18 Sivarasa Rasiah Sungai Buloh Selangor
19 Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid Kapar Selangor
20 Xavier Jayakumar Arulnandam Kuala Langat Selangor
21 Tan Yee Kew Wangsa Maju Wilayah Persekutuan
22 Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad Setiawangsa Wilayah Persekutuan
23 Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil Lembah Pantai Wilayah Persekutuan
24 Anwar Ibrahim Port Dickson Negeri Sembilan
25 Rusnah Aluai Tangga Batu Melaka
26 Shamsul Iskandar @ Yusre Mohd Akin Hang Tuah Jaya Melaka
27 Natrah Ismail Sekijang Johor
28 Syed Ibrahim Syed Nor Ledang Johor
29 Choong Shiau Yoon Tebrau Johor
30 Hassan Abdul Karim Pasir Gudang Johor
31 Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir Johor Bahru Johor
32 Awang Husaini Sahari Putatan Sabah
33 Jonathan Yasin Ranau Sabah
34 Michael Teo Yu Keng Miri Sarawak
35 Jeffrey G Kitingan Keningau Sabah
36 Jugah Anak Muyang @ Tambat Lubok Antu Sarawak
37 Larry Soon @ Larry Sng Wei Shien Julau Sarawak
38 Christina Liew Chin Jin Tawau Sabah
39 Wong Chen Subang Selangor
40 Prabakaran Parameswaran Batu Wilayah Persekutuan
41 June Leow Hsiao Hui Hulu Selangor Selangor

 

Amanah

Number Parliamentarian name Parliamentary constituency State
1. Mahfuz Omar Pokok Sena Kedah
2. Mujahid Yusof Rawa Parit Buntar Perak
3. Mohd Hatta Rammli Lumut Perak
4. Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir Temerloh Pahang
5. Dzulkefly Ahmad Kuala Selangor Selangor
6. Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus Hulu Langat Selangor
7. Khalid Samad Shah Alam Selangor
8. Mohamad Sabu Kota Raja Selangor
9. Mohamed Hanipa Maidin Sepang Selangor
10. Hasan Baharom Tampin Negeri Sembilan
11. Salahuddin Ayub Pulai Johor

 

Warisan

Number Parliamentarian name Parliamentary constituency State
1. Rozman Isli Labuan Labuan
2. Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis Kota Belud Sabah
3. Mohd Azis Jamman Sepanggar Sabah
4. Darell Leiking Penampang Sabah
5. Ahmad Hassan Papar Sabah
6. Liew Vui Keong Batu Sapi Sabah
7. Mohammadin Ketapi Lahad Datu (Silam) Sabah
8. Mohd Shafie Apdal Semporna Sabah
9. Ma'mun Sulaiman Kalabakan Sabah

 

Upko

Number Parliamentarian name Parliamentary constituency State
1. Wilfred Madius Tangau Tuaran Sabah

DAP

Number Parliamentary name Parliamentary constituency State
1. Lim Guan Eng Bagan Pulau Pinang
2. Sim Chee Keong Bukit Mertajam Pulau Pinang
3. Kasthuriraani P Patto Batu Kawan Pulau Pinang
4. Won Hon Wai Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang
5. Chow Kon Yeow Tanjong Pulau Pinang
6. Sanisvara Nethaji Rayer Rajaji Jelutong Pulau Pinang
7. Ramkarpal Singh Karpal Singh Bukit Gelugor Pulau Pinang
8. Teh Kok Lim Taiping Perak
9. Wong Kah Woh Ipoh Timur Perak
10. Kulasegaran V Murugeson Ipoh Barat Perak
11. Sivakumar M Vartharaj Naidu Batu Gajah Perak
12. Ngeh Koo Ham Beruas Perak
13. Su Keong Siong Kampar Perak
14. Nga Kor Ming Teluk Intan Perak
15. Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji Raub Pahang
16. Wong Tack Bentong Pahang
17. Ong Kian Ming Bangi Selangor
18. Gobind Singh Deo Puchong Selangor
19. Tony Pua Damansara Selangor
20. Charles Santiago Klang Selangor
21. Lim Lip Eng Kepong Wilayah Persekutuan
22. Hannah Yeoh Segambut Wilayah Persekutuan
23. Fong Kui Lun Bukit Bintang Wilayah Persekutuan
24. Teresa Kok Seputeh Wilayah Persekutuan
25. Tan Kok Wai Cheras Wilayah Persekutuan
26. Anthony Loke Seremban Negeri Sembilan
27. Cha Kee Chin Rasah Negeri Sembilan
28. Khoo Poay Tiong Kota Melaka Melaka
29. Pang Hok Liong Labis Johor
30. Yeo Bee Yin Bakri Johor
31. Wong Shu Qi Kluang Johor
32. Lim Kit Siang Iskandar Puteri Johor
33. Teo Nie Ching Kulai Johor
34. Chan Foong Hin Kota Kinabalu Sabah
35. Noorita Sual Tenom Sabah
36. Vivian Wong Shir Yee Sandakan Sabah
37. Mordi Bimol Mas Gading Sarawak
38. Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen Bandar Kuching Sarawak
39. Chong Chieng Jen Stampin Sarawak
40. Wong Ling Biu Sarikei Sarawak
41. Alice Lau Kong Yieng Lanang Sarawak
42. Oscar Ling Chai Yew Sibu Sarawak

 

Independent

Number Parliamentarian name Parliamentary constituency State
1. Baru Bian Selangau Sarawak
2. Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal Bukit Gantang Perak
3. Richard Riot Anak Jaem Serian Sarawak
4. Masir Kujat Sri Aman Sarawak

 

Gabungan Bersatu Sabah

Number Parliamentarian name Parliamentary constituency State
1. Maximus Johnity Ongkili Kota Marudu Sabah