PAS reaffirms support for Muhyiddin

(FMT) – PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has reaffirmed the party’s support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

His support comes after much speculation surrounding the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s audience with key political leaders which began today.

In a statement, Hadi also hit out at those who refuse to stop politicking amid the worsening Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

“PAS understands the emergency situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and upholds the King’s decree for all politicking that can threaten the government’s stability to stop,” he said.

Despite this, he said there were still some who are vying to take over the country and state governments.

“PAS was directly involved in taking over from the Pakatan Harapan government, that was plagued with leadership and moral crises until it caused public fatigue.

“After forming the Perikatan Nasional government according to the fundamentals of democracy, PAS was given a few positions in the Cabinet and we started carrying out our roles without question, because we prioritise the rakyat’s interest,” he said.

The King will grant an audience to political party leaders separately over the next two days to discuss the end of the emergency as well as the reopening of Parliament.

This follows growing public dissatisfaction over the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Pejuang information chief Ulya Aqamah Husamudin confirmed that party chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad would be called for an audience with the King tomorrow.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was at Istana Negara for nearly one and a half hours this morning, said the discussions with the King were focused on the emergency and measures to battle the pandemic.

According to him, there were no discussions on the possible formation of a new government.

The audience with party leaders comes ahead of an emergency meeting of the Malay Rulers next Wednesday to discuss the Covid-19 crisis, according to a Singapore newspaper report.