Headcount: 128 with Dr M, 50 with Anwar, and 44 abstentions

The meeting two nights ago was to do a headcount to see how many MPs from Umno, PAS, PKR, Sabah and Sarawak are with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. It was confirmed that 128 are with Mahathir, 50 with Anwar, with 44 abstaining or unconfirmed.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

(Malaysiakini) – Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted there was a meeting with opposition leaders, which is speculated to be related to the prime minister’s post.

However, the premier downplayed the issue, saying he meets with various individuals often, including representatives from NGOs.

Quoting a source, The Star reported that opposition leaders had met Mahathir on Tuesday night to pledge their support for him to serve out a full term.

The latest headcount is 128 MPs are with Dr Mahathir, 50 with Anwar, and 44 abstentions

According to the report, those present were reportedly former Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein, PAS vice-president Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, and secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan, as well as GPS chief whip Fadillah Yusof.

The Star also claimed that Mahathir had asked a high-ranking Pakatan Harapan minister to attend the meeting, but did not mention the individual’s name. (READ MORE HERE)