Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim revealed to the press today that he has the majority support to overthrow the current Perikatan Nasional (National Alliance) government led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and form a new one.
During a surprise press conference at noon, the 73-year-old did not disclose the actual number of people on his side, but mentioned that the current prime minister has “fallen.” Anwar was accompanied by his wife and former deputy prime minister Wan Azizah, as well as former trade and consumer affairs minister Saifuddin Nasution, in front of the media at the Le Meridien Hotel.
“With a clear and indisputable support and majority behind me, the government led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has fallen,” he said.
Anwar, who is also the president of the People’s Justice Party and Alliance of Hope (PH) coalition, added that he has the “convincing support” from members of the parliament to present his case to the king, Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, who is currently being treated at the National Heart Institute.
“I have received convincing support from Members of Parliament for me to present to His Majesty the Yang Dipertuan Agong. I would like to mention that the majority of MPs supporting me are Malay and Muslim.”
Anwar said more information will be provided to the public following his meeting with the king.
“I will meet with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong when he regains his health and will provide more information to the public about what happens next,” he said.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will give his statement to the press at 2.30pm today.
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