Dr M publishes proposed no-confidence motion against Muhyiddin

(FMT) – Dr Mahathir Mohamad has published his proposed motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, saying he has to do so as it will never see the light of day in the Dewan Rakyat.

In a blog post, the former prime minister said the present administration had twice put the motion on the back-burner, prioritising government matters.

“This way, the motion will never be debated in the Dewan Rakyat,” he said.

In his 35-point motion, Mahathir explained the reason for the motion, including Muhyiddin’s decision to work with Umno and PAS to form a Malay-Muslim government to prevent DAP from “destroying the Malays”.

“The claim that DAP can destroy the Malays does not make sense.

“Malays are not so easily destroyed. The attempts by the British to wrest (control of) the Malay states through the Malayan Union was stopped by the Malays,” he said, adding even the Malayan Communist Party failed to do it by force.

If DAP tried to destroy the Malays, he said, Muhyiddin, as the then home minister, could have declared the party and its activities illegal.

He said he could not accept Muhyiddin’s reasoning to join forces with Umno as it would be a betrayal of the voters who rejected the Najib Razak-led administration.

This ultimately lead to the “Sheraton Move”, which triggered a political crisis leading to Mahathir’s resignation as prime minister and Perikatan Nasional forming the federal government.

“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,” he said.

Mahathir said that while he had accepted former Umno leaders to join PPBM when he was the chairman, this was subject to conditions.

He said he could not agree to accepting Umno en bloc as per the wishes of its president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“I am sad that my comrade would rather choose Najib, the enemy, and reject me. And accept his comrades into the party we founded.”

Mahathir also accused Muhyiddin of rewarding his supporters with positions and sacking PPBM leaders who opposed him, a move he said went against the party’s rules.

He also cited the removal of professionals from government-linked companies and the appointment of politicians to replace them.

The Langkawi MP also 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.

“It is clear the people’s voices no longer have value in Malaysia because the party rejected by the people can form the government through the backdoor.

“I propose the Perikatan Nasional government hand power back to the rightful (party),” he added.