PETALING JAYA: PKR’s Subang MP Wong Chen has said the resignation of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and a reshuffling of the Cabinet seemed unlikely after Umno reaffirmed its support for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government last night.
He said that once Muhyiddin’s request to call for a state of emergency was denied by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, there was a window of opportunity for “political reconfiguration” against the prime minister.
However, this was shut once Umno pledged its support to the PN government.
In a statement on social media today, Wong Chen said: “I don’t think Muhyiddin will be resigning, sacking any ministers (unless demanded by Umno) or calling the opposition anytime soon to discuss the Budget.”
He also cast doubt over any negotiations over reform being held and said it was unlikely the opposition would be granted equal parliamentary resources.
He also said it was most likely to be “back to business as usual,” adding that his office would be continuing its work in preparing for Parliament’s budget session, set to begin on Monday.
At a meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre last night, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the supreme council had agreed that its MPs should continue to support the PN government, and decided against working with PKR and DAP.
The council also agreed to strengthen Muafakat Nasional, in which Umno is a partner with PAS and PPBM, led by Muhyiddin.