BN MPs have the right to vote for the PM without pressureMOHAMMAD FAIRUZ JUMAIN
SHAH ALAM – Documents created with the intention of pressuring members of parliament (MP) to support any prime minister candidates are invalid, null and void.
Former Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the ‘no Anwar, no DAP’ policy decided by the Umno General Assembly (PAU) was a binding policy that cannot be changed by any individual.
“It’s a bit complicated because there are parties who, from the very beginning, made secret alliances before the election without realising it was a big mistake and that it was null and void.
“The position of elected MPs in determining who they support to hold the prime minister position, must be made by themselves without being pressured from any party,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
Annuar said the planned conspiracy made by certain parties was very serious and had violated Umno's decision at its general assembly which was also decision decided by BN Supreme Council.
“Thus, we are confident in the wisdom and fair constitutional attitude of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Riayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as the absolute ruler in appointing a prime minister.
“It is understood that each BN MPs will be given the opportunity to express their own choice, in accordance with the requirements of the constitution,” he said
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong ordered 30 BN MPs to have an audience with him, individually, at 10.30am, at Istana Negara, tomorrow.
The Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Seri Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the meeting was an extension of the meeting between Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Perikatan Nasional (PN) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at 4.30pm on Tuesday.