Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be seeking a vote of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat when it reconvenes in September
In a special announcement today, 4 August, Muhyiddin said that he was informed that eight UMNO members of Parliament (MPs) have withdrawn their support for him.
However, he has presented a sufficient majority of support to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah during the audience this morning.
Following which, the Agong assented to his suggestion to put his confidence in Parliament to the test.
"I am aware that my position as Prime Minister is often questioned. Therefore, I have informed His Majesty the King that I will determine my legitimacy as Prime Minister in Parliament. A motion of a vote of confidence in me will be tabled in Dewan Rakyat when it convenes in September," he said.
In the meantime, Muhyiddin said that the Perikatan Nasional government will continue its duties, especially in tackling COVID-19
According to him, it's unfortunate that he has to come forward to explain the position of the government and his legitimacy as the Prime Minister while the country is facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Muhyiddin was joined by nine ministers including Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Full text of Muhyiddin's speech during the special announcement: