Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Muhyiddin Yassin says he will show statutory declarations (SD) from MPs as proof that the coalition has enough numbers and support to form the government.
Muhyiddin said claims by Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi that BN had never discussed with Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) about offering the party’s support to PN in order to form the government would not prevent PN from forming the federal government with the support of MPs.
"If any MP decides to support me based on the Federal Constitution to become the prime minister, that is the MP’s right.
"The constitution says if anyone wishes to become the prime minister, he or she must receive the support of a majority of MPs, at least 112," he told reporters after chairing a Bersatu Supreme Council meeting in Shah Alam last night.
Muhyiddin added that the Anti-Party Hopping Act did not prevent parties, even if not under PN, from offering their support for him to become the prime minister.
"This is because they do not leave their party but offer their support as individuals and as MPs. That is not wrong according to the act," he said.
Earlier, it was reported that the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong had decreed that leaders of coalitions and political parties must inform Istana Negara of the agreed coalition to form a government by 2pm on Monday.
Leaders were also asked to submit the name of their respective prime minister candidate by then.
In the 15th general election, Pakatan Harapan (PH) emerged as the party with the highest number of parliamentary seats with 82, followed by PN (73), Barisan Nasional (30), GPS (22), Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) (six), Warisan (three) and one each by Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat and Parti Bangsa Malaysia.
Two seats were won by independent candidates.
A total of 112 seats are needed to form the government with a simple majority.