KUALA LUMPUR: “I’m already the Prime Minister, and if they want to support me, thank you.”
This was Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's response when asked about a planned move by Pas to table a vote of confidence in him in the next Parliament sitting
Dr Mahathir, who was speaking after attending a dialogue session with the French business community in Malaysia organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Malaysia, added that “he has no idea what the Islamic party is planning to do.”
At a press conference on Saturday, Pas deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said that the party will table a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister in Parliament next month.
He said that the move is necessary to address the current power transition turmoil involving Dr Mahathir, which has “disrupted political and economic stability.”
Pas has been consistent in its stand to support Dr Mahathir as Prime Minister and pledged that all 18 of its MPs would back him were a vote of no confidence held in the Dewan Rakyat.
Yesterday, Tuan Ibrahim said that the matter will be discussed with Umno during the Muafakat Nasional meeting tonight.