Perikatan Nasional (PN) Cabinet members and supporters have been spotted at Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s residence located at Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
This comes following UMNO’s President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement claiming that UMNO federal lawmakers have signed a declaration of withdrawal of support for the prime minister and the current government.
In a report by a news outlet, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin and International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali are among those who are spotted gathering at Muhyiddin’s residence.
While Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin, Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rina Harun, MIC President Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran and Bersatu Deputy President Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu have been seen arriving at the place.
It said that Idrus was the first to arrive at the residence, with the meeting reportedly beginning at 8.20pm.
The meeting was said to last for four hours, as those who attended the meeting left the property in their respective vehicles at 12.12am.
Ahmad Zahid has declared their withdrawal of support for Muhyiddin as prime minister and PN.
In a press conference, the UMNO president said that the declaration letters were presented to the King but did not give specific details as to when it took place.
Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan have flanked Ahmad Zahid at the press conference.
According to Ahmad Zahid, this has been unanimously decided by the council. He has criticized Muhyiddin and PN for defying the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as they have failed to adhere to his decree on the Emergency Ordinances. The withdrawal of support effectively means Muhyiddin no longer commands the majority in the Lower House.