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PAS assures Muhyiddin of ‘undivided loyalty’

It says its 18 MPs will all remain with the Perikatan Nasional government.

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PAS has again renewed its commitment to the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, amid grumbling from a section of Umno leaders calling for Muhyiddin Yassin to be replaced.

The Islamist party also declared its “undivided loyalty” to the prime minister, adding that its 18 MPs would all remain with the PN government.

“At the same time, PAS urges Barisan Nasional MPs to be steadfast in defending the leadership of the prime minister and the PN government that was built together on the rubble of the Pakatan Harapan government,” said PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan.

This is the latest in a series of statements by PAS, breaking away from Umno’s call on the party to rethink its cooperation with Muhyiddin.

Yesterday, former Umno president Najib Razak admitted that he had called on BN MPs to consider supporting Anwar Ibrahim in the PKR chief’s bid for the top post.

The proposal was shot down, with the Umno Supreme Council deciding late last night that it would stick with the PN government.

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