Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will be putting himself through a vote of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat when it convenes this September.
This is after a group of Umno MPs withdrew support for the prime minister.
In a televised address, Muhyiddin said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong sent him a letter yesterday informing him that eight Umno MPs wrote to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun retracting support from him.
Following this, Muhyiddin had an audience with the King this morning, where he informed His Majesty that he received a number of declarations that convinced him he still had majority support.
“As such, my resignation as per Article 43(4) of the Federal Constitution does not arise.
“However, I realise that my position as prime minister is frequently questioned.
“As such, I have informed the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that I will determine my legitimacy as prime minister through Parliament,” he said.
He said the King assented to his suggestion to put his confidence in Parliament to the test.
In the meantime, Muhyiddin said his government will continue its duties, especially in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said it was unfortunate he had to explain his government’s standing amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Yesterday, Umno revealed 11 of their MPs no longer support Muhyiddin.
Among them included Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.
Muhyiddin hinted that some factions were upset at him for not interfering in court cases they faced.
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