Thursday, July 29, 2021

40 BN MPs backing Muhyiddin-led govt, claims Ismail Sabri [dodgily]

40 BN MPs backing Muhyiddin-led govt, claims Ismail Sabri

Deputy prime minister says almost all Barisan Nasional MPs are behind the prime minister and the government.

PETALING JAYA: Some 40 Barisan Nasional MPs will continue to back the government led by Muhyiddin Yassin, said deputy prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob today.

In a statement, which was confirmed to be authentic by the Umno vice-president’s aide, Ismail said BN MPs also upheld the King’s decree today on the revocation of the emergency ordinances.

“BN MPs unanimously support the government led by Muhyiddin and agree with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s decree to prioritise addressing the people’s issues and welfare,” he said.

Ismail said this decision was made following a meeting between the 40 BN MPs today.

BN has 42 MPs in the Dewan Rakyat, with 38 from Umno, two from MCA, and one each from MIC and PBRS.

However, questions have been raised about the unanimous support by BN MPs, considering that many Umno MPs had said earlier that the Prime Minister should resign, while Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has even moved out of the government bloc in the Dewan Rakyat.

FMT has reached out to Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan for comment.

The statement also raised eyebrows as to whether there really were 40 BN MPs backing Muhyiddin’s government.

Earlier, Pekan MP Najib Razak said Muhyiddin must resign from his post, saying the responsibility for the emergency ordinances fiasco lay on the prime minister’s shoulders.

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had also called for Muhyiddin’s resignation and instructed all party MPs to withdraw their support for the prime minister.

Meanwhile, Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a strong critic of the government, had, at his request, been moved from the government’s section to the independent bloc in the Dewan Rakyat, the first BN MP to make such a move.

1 comment:

  1. I believe that is true.

    BN was and is a (almost) completely morally irredeemable party.