KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 2020: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today posted in his blog the proposed motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said it was necessary for him to do so as he does not think the motion will ever be heard in parliament, which had refused twice to give it time.
The 35-point motion, as posted by Dr Mahathir stated that Muhyiddin’s decision to work with Umno and PAS to form a Malay-Muslim government to prevent DAP from “destroying the Malays” makes no sense.
The former prime minister pointed out that even the colonial British power and Malayan Communist Party had failed to impose their will against the Malays.
He said he could not accept Muhyiddin’s move to join forces with Umno as it would be a betrayal of the voters who rejected Barisan Nasional in the last general election in 2018.
“How YB Pagoh (Muhyiddin) became prime minister is shameful.
“This has never happened in Malaysia until now. He himself has admitted that the Perikatan Nasional government is not one chosen by the people,” stated Dr Mahathir.
He claimed that Muhyiddin’s appointment as prime minister without going through a general election went against the Constitution and would lead to people losing faith in the electoral system.
He also accused Muhyiddin, as Pribumi Bersatu president of rewarding his supporters with positions and sacking leaders who opposed him from the party.