PN received another SD backing Muhyiddin, says Hamzah

Perikatan Nasional (PN) has received another statutory declaration (SD) from a MP backing its chairman, Muhyiddin Yassin, as the next prime minister.

(FMT) – In a brief statement, PN secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin said the SD was sent to Istana Negara this morning.

Hamzah yesterday said PN has submitted SDs from 112 MPs to Istana Negara backing Muhyiddin as the next prime minister, this after the general election on Saturday ended in a hung Parliament.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, has given party leaders and heads of coalitions until 2pm today to propose their prime ministerial candidates.

PN won 73 seats in the general election, 39 seats short of a simple majority of 112 in the 222-seat Dewan Rakyat.

On Saturday night, PN chairman Muhyiddin said he had secured enough support to become the prime minister, hinting that he was able to draw on support from Barisan Nasional MPs.

However, BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has denied this, stating that BN has not negotiated with any coalition to form the next government.

PH chairman Anwar Ibrahim has since said that PH and BN are in negotiations to form the government, and leaders from both PH and BN were seen at a meeting at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

The BN Supreme Council is currently in a meeting ahead of the 2pm deadline set by Istana Negara.