KOTA BHARU: PAS today said all of its 18 MPs would maintain their support for Muhyiddin Yassin as the prime minister to lead the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan, in a statement today, said PAS was not impacted by the rhetorics of PKR president and opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim who claimed he had received the support of the majority of MPs to take over the reins of government.
“PAS regards the issue raised by him as a desperate action driven by personal interest and ambition to take advantage of the situation when the PN government is tackling the Covid-19 pandemic as well as taking measures to restore the national economy.
“In this matter, PAS is very confident the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will not entertain the actions of this desperado.
“On the other hand, the Agong will handle the matter based on the provisions and laws under the national constitution.
“PAS also hopes the government will take strict legal action against any party that causes anxiety and confusion among the people, as well as causes damage to the country’s economic sector as a result of the action,’’ he said.
Prior to this, it was reported that Anwar, who is also the Port Dickson MP, claimed that he had received the consent for an audience with the King to table complete information on the majority of MPs who supported him, as stated during a media conference at the Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 23.
Idris Jusoh denies supporting Anwar, lodges police report
Meanwhile, Besut MP Idris Jusoh, who is also Felda chairman, today lodged a report at the Putrajaya district police headquarters (IPD) saying he is not supporting Anwar to be prime minister, as alleged.
When met outside the Putrajaya IPD, Idris said making a police report was the best way for him to state his stand and stop his name from being linked to Anwar.
“I have never been contacted (by Anwar) and have never given my support (to Anwar) but am said to be supporting him.
“I don’t understand. I had already issued a media statement before this, refuting that I supported Anwar, but this was ignored,” he said.
Idris described the allegation that he was supporting Anwar as an act of desperation.
In a statement issued to the media outside the IPD, Idris said that on Oct 6, he was informed by an officer that his name was mentioned on a website via an article titled, “Gempar! Senarai 121 ahli Parlimen Sokong Anwar Tular”.
Idris said he then found himself named as one of the 121 MPs said to be supporting the proposed appointment of the Port Dickson MP as the ninth prime minister.