Khairy Jamaluddin is hedging his bets by flirting with Perikatan Nasional, but his heart still belongs to Umno, says Associate Professor Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin insists Perikatan Nasional (PN) has the support of 115 MPs and that the number is sufficient to form the government. Muhyiddin also told the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that PN will not work with Pakatan Harapan (PH) to form the new government.
Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Plantation Studies Institute director, Professor Shaufique Fahmi Ahmad Sidique, says even if Malaysia succeeds in producing more food, there is no guarantee it will be secure, or help bring prices down.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (Special Functions) Datuk Abd Latiff Ahmad revealed today that the RM38.5 million renovations of Seri Perdana were approved in March, when Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was the prime minister.
Perikatan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says only those with integrity should be part of Perikatan Nasional government, should Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob be named Malaysia’s ninth prime minister.
Malaysia does not need another bloated Cabinet and a bunch of failures running the show again. It just needs a small “committee” of competent administrators so to speak, to run the country and let the people decide on the nation’s political direction in the next general election.
The turn of events in Malaysia at this juncture mirrors that of February 2020. This political saga, however, will not end tomorrow; expect this to be another draggy affair.
If it had been any other day, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would have been applauded for several of the suggestions he made during his address this evening. They include capping the prime minister’s tenure to two terms and allowing 18-year-olds to vote. But today is not any other day.
All eyes will be on tomorrow’s pre-Cabinet meeting between the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, following Umno’s decision to withdraw its support from Muhyiddin’s embattled government.
The Emergency ordinances will now be debated in Parliament in September. Datuk Seri Najib Razak says the latest statement from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin confirms that he and a Perikatan Nasional minister lied by saying ordinances were revoked.
The Malay rulers may convene again at Istana Negara as early as next week, to discuss the revocation of the Emergency ordinances that has resulted in a constitutional crisis as Parliament’s special sitting on Monday has been postponed.
Seasoned Umno members say the right decisions must be made at the party’s Supreme Council meeting tonight – including the possibility of turning its back on Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin – despite Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob being made deputy prime minister.
The government has finally heeded the call of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and will reconvene Parliament on July 26.