By S. Harrish
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been challenged to prove his claim that he has secured a majority in the parliament.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in the statement that until then, the Perikatan Nasional government was intact and he is the legitimate PM.
“This claim must be proven through the procedures as determined in the Federal Constitution. Without that, Anwar’s statement is a mere allegation.
“Until that is proven, the PN government stands firm and I am the legitimate prime minister,” he said.
He also asked the public to remain calm.
His statement comes after the secretaries-general of PN component parties and its allies disputed Anwar’s claim that he had the numbers to form the government.
Calling him “power crazy”, they said it was nothing more than yet another attempt at garnering cheap publicity just as he had done in the past.
The statement was signed by Tan Sri Annuar Musa (BN), Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (Bersatu), Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (PAS), Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi (GPS), Datuk Jahid Jahim (PBS) and Guan Dee Kohoi (Star).
Earlier, Umno president Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi said the party cannot stop its MPs from supporting Anwar and that he had learned the latter had the support of many Umno and BN MPs.