Muhyiddin: Until proven otherwise, I'm still the rightful PM

Until Anwar proves his claim I'm still the rightful PM, says Muhyiddin

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 23): Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must prove his claim that he has the parliamentary majority through the processes provided under the Federal Constitution.

"Without going through that process, Datuk Seri Anwar's statement is just a mere claim," Muhyiddin said in a statement today.

"Until proven otherwise, the Perikatan Nasional government still stands strong and I am the rightful Prime Minister," Muhyiddin said.

He also urged Malaysians to be calm in the face of this political situation.

"InsyaAllah (God-willing), this issue will be dealt with properly, in accordance with the process provided under the law and the Federal Constitution," he added.

Earlier today, Anwar announced that he had secured "formidable and convincing" support from among the Members of Parliament (MPs) to form a new government that will replace the current PN government.

He also said he had received consent to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah yesterday, but the audience had to be postponed after His Majesty was admitted to the National Heart Institute for treatment.

“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), I have garnered strong, convincing support from MPs for me to present [my case] to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“This strong and convincing support means that, at this moment, the government of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has fallen,” he told a media conference here.

However, he did not state how many MPs were backing him or who they were. He only said all would be revealed after his audience with the King.

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