KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA — Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday (23 September) announced that the government led by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has fallen as he claimed to have majority support from Members of Parliament (MPs) to form a government.
In a media statement, Anwar said that he has “received convincing support” from the majority of Malay Muslim MPs for him to present to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
“With a clear and indisputable support and majority behind me, the government led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has fallen. I will meet with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong when he regains his health and will provide more information to the public about what happens next,” he noted.
He said that he has been approached by a number of MPs from various parties who expressed their “deep dissatisfaction with the current leadership”.
“They recognise that the country must have strong, stable and accountable leadership to manage the crisis and to do so with compassion and concern for the plight of all people who are struggling in this pandemic economy. They have expressed their support for me to take over the government now.”
Anwar also stressed that the government he formed “will represent all people, with majority Malay-Bumiputra and fair representation of all races in this country.”
He continued, “We are committed to uphold the principles of the constitution that recognises the position of Islam, the sovereignty of the Malay rulers and uphold the position of the Malay language as the official language and the special position of the Malays and Bumiputra as well as give assurance to defend the rights of all races.
“I promise to form a government with integrity and commitment to address the crisis that befell the country, and put an end to corruption and fight for the wellbeing of the people. Insha’Allah I will fulfill my promise to make Malaysia a prosperous, peaceful and just country for all its people.”