DPM says govt still has majority

By S. Harrish

THE government still has the majority support it needs to remain in power, deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

He said in a statement that the government still had the support of more than 110 MPs in parliament.

“The political situation in the country today is unstable and could hamper efforts to resolve economic problems and fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I wish to emphasise that the government still has the support of more than 110 MPs who are still with the government today.

“I hope the people can be calm in the face of the current situation, and together we pray that this political crisis ends immediately.”

His statement comes after Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi called on Umno ministers to withdraw support for the prime minister following the royal rebuke today over the emergency.