KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18, 2015:

The claim that 20 BN Members of Parliament (MP) are involved in a bit to topple the government is nothing but fiction from certian parties that are trying to relate the matter with the exposé from Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Samad said Zahid’s exposé had no relation to the 20 MPs supposedly aiming to topple the government.

He said the DPM did not mention any names when he said there was a plot to topple the government.

“People made up their own stories and uploaded them on their blogs and social media.

“This is just propaganda to use the DPM’s statement like that.

“We want to stress that what was spread through Facebook and blogs are completely untrue and has no basis,” he said at a press conference in the Parliament building here today.

He said that, with 34 BN MPs that were present to express their denial in the allegation.

Also present was BNBBC secretary Datuk Dr Abd Latiff Ahmad, MPs that were connected with the plot like Datuk Othman Abdul (Pendang), Normala Abdul Samad (Pasir Gudang), Datuk Noraini Ahmad (Parit Sulong) and Datuk Abd Aziz Sheikh Fadzir (Kulim Bandar Baharu).

Shahrir expressed his disappointment with irresponsible people that spread the false news.

He said the matter had to be taken seriously and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had to take stern action against those involved.

“An investigation must be done because if we let them go it will be bad as it involved MPs.

“The 20 MPs from BN that were stated to be involved in toppling the government, pledge their full support in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s leadership as the Prime Minister and BN chairman.”

He said he will meet up with Zahid next week to discuss his statement in the Ampang Umno Division meeting.

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