'We will test our majority in Parliament,' says Anwar [NSTTV]

KAJANG: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will test his majority support in the Dewan Rakyat on Dec 19 though a vote of confidence.

Malaysia's 10th prime minister said a parliamentary session would be convened that day and a motion for a vote of confidence tabled.

This comes after Perikatan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin questioned the legitimacy of his claims of majority support.

"He said there should be preparation by this unity government to have its strength tested in Parliament.

"I want to say that we have set a parliamentary session to convene on Dec 19 and aside from the oath-taking ceremony, there will be first a motion of vote of confidence from the government.

"So to me, there should not be worries about our legitimacy (after that)," he said in his first press conference as prime minister.

Anwar said, as of this evening, the government he now leads has, apart from the PH component parties, the support of 30 BN parliamentarians and 22 from GPS.

"The question of the stability of this unity government, therefore, does not arise. But we do not discount the possibility of other parties joining us," he said.

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