Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Anwar claims opposition has numbers, PN govt has fallen

He says he has been informed that ministers have applied to switch their support.

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Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim today said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had lost his majority, adding he had been informed that ministers had applied to switch their support.

“Muhyiddin as prime minister has fallen today,” the PKR leader told MPs from his Pakatan Harapan coalition as well as other opposition parties gathered at Dataran Merdeka.

“Together with the 107 MPs here, the government has been toppled,” Anwar said.

Anwar had made similar claims in September last year, when he declared that he had a “formidable” majority.

The MPs decided to hold a protest at Dataran Merdeka today following the health directive that the special sitting of the Dewan Rakyat be suspended due to the detection of Covid-19 cases in the Parliament vicinity.

Party chiefs took turns to speak with the main theme of urging Muhyiddin to step down.

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim with Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Lim Guan Eng speak with police officers after being blocked from entering the Parliament building by personnel from the Federal Reserve Unit at Jalan Tangsi in Kuala Lumpur.

Also present was Dr Mahathir Mohamad who spoke after Anwar, the first time the pair had made a joint public appearance since their falling out last year.

Others included Amanah president Mohamad Sabu and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

The DAP leader also led the MPs in shouts of “Daulat Tuanku”.

The MPs later marched to Parliament, led by top PH leaders holding a banner calling for Muhyiddin’s resignation while singing the patriotic song “Inilah Barisan Kita”. They also shouted “Reformasi”, “Daulat Tuanku” and “Undur Muhyiddin”.

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