Malaysia: PAS informs Umno of intention to support Dr Mahathir

  • PAS has formally notified Umno that it intends to table a motion of support for the leadership of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan.
  • According to Mohamad, PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man made the intention known at its muafakat nasional steering committee meeting.
  • “Tuan Ibrahim raised it at tonight’s meeting. We want to know what this is about and we have taken note. It will now be discussed by Umno.
  • “We will make a decision when the time is right,” he told reporters at Umno headquarters in Putra World Trade Centre tonight.
  • Mohamad said the meeting did not discuss working with Dr Mahathir Mohamad or forming a new coalition, Pakatan Nasional, with PAS.
  • On 9 Feb 20, PAS said it will be discussing with Umno at its muafakat nasional monthly meeting on 11 Feb 20 its proposal to move for a vote of confidence in Dr Mahathir.
  • Tuan Ibrahim said a vote of confidence should be put through in Parliament due to the political instability caused by the agreement to hand over the post of prime minister to Anwar Ibrahim.
  • Tuan Ibrahim said the proposal was private, could be taken by any MP and it was up to the house to accept or reject it.

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