Muhyiddin Says He Cannot Resign As PM Because No Other MPs Can Prove They Have Majority
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has admitted today, 13 August, that he has lost support of the majority in Parliament
"Unfortunately, some members of Parliament (MPs) have drawn their support from me, which raises doubts about my legitimacy as Prime Minister and of Perikatan Nasional (PN) as the ruling government," he said in a special address today.
According to the Federal Constitution, he said he has two choices moving forward: to resign or to hold an election.
However, the Prime Minister said that should he make the decision to resign, it would also mean the resignation of his entire cabinet
"If I resign, then all members of the Cabinet will have to resign, which means that the PN government will also fall because I think not a single other MP can prove that they have majority of support," he said.
He said his resignation would place the country in turmoil.
Instead, he now hopes for bipartisan support for the government
If his government receives two-thirds support in the vote of confidence at the Parliament sitting in September, he promises a few constitutional reforms.
Some of the amendments he mentioned include:
- Equal allocation to all MPs, especially opposition MPs
- Implementation of Undi18
- Reforms on the Parliamentary process
- An anti-party hopping law
- Limiting a Prime Minister's term to two terms