September confidence vote opposed by opposition MPs

by | Aug 5, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

The confidence vote set to be in Parliament approved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is facing backlash from Members of Parliament for it being dragged out.

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi voiced out his frustration with the decision by labelling it as a delay tactic.

The UMNO Chief claimed that the prolonged vote is to prevent Muhyiddin Yassin from resigning as Prime Minister.

When being asked if the Prime Minister’s announcement had skew UMNO’s plot to pressure the resignation he replied, “We shall see what will happen in Parliament next month (September).”

Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal had also come out and demanded that Parliament reconvene.

He said that Muhyiddin has to show if he does have the support of the House. The vote should also be the only issue to be debated at the sitting.

The Parti Warisan Sabah president added, “It should not be mixed up with other issues concerning the 12th Malaysia Plan and the Budget that will be discussed in the parliamentary meeting scheduled in September.”

On Wednesday (August 4) the Prime Minister had an audience with the King to seek approval for a motion of confidence when Dewan Rakyat is in session in September.