Perikatan Nasional secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin today said that the party has received yet another statutory declaration from a Member of Parliament pledging support for Muhyiddin Yassin to be appointed as the country’s next prime minister. As of yesterday, the number of SDs supporting Muhyiddin has exceeded 112.
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In a statement, Hamzah said that the sworn statement was sent to Istana Negara in the morning. He previously said that the SDs had exceeded the number 112, which is a simple majority in Parliament required for the appointment of the prime minister under Article 43 of the Federal Constitution.
Earlier in a statement, Istana Negara announced that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has extended the date for political parties to submit the name of the coalitions forming the government along with their prime minister candidate until 2 pm today.