With Members of Parliament (MPs) achieving no clear majority after concluding interviews with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, the nation’s democracy is still at an impasse.
The Conference of Rulers (Majlis Raja-Raja) is to convene at the Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur today, while Interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had on Thursday called for a special Parliament set for Monday to decide the country’s heading.
TRP brings you more updates on Malaysia’s current political crisis.
Friday – Feb 28, 2020
11:55pm – Anwar Ibrahim is confident that PH has enough majority support from MPs to form a government. [Malay Mail]
11:36pm – Bersatu Youth (Armada) supports the party’s decision to back Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister. [The Star]
11:23pm – GPS says that it would not cooperate with DAP and would avoid a coalition formed with the party. [The Star]
10:21pm The Bersatu supreme council did not make the decision to nominate Muhyiddin Yassin as the party’s candidate as prime minister. [The Star]
9:12pm – The Sabahan sect of Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) say that an Umno-PAS lead government could jeopardise the state rights of Sabah and Sarawak. [The Star]
8:44pm – Several MPs from Bersatu, Warisan, Umno and Azmin’s Eleven congregate at Muhyiddin Yassin’s personal residence in Bukid Damansara, KL. [The Star]
8:04pm – The Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas reportedly submitted his resignation to Dr Mahathir posing questions a number of high profile cases proceeding at the High Courts and Session Courts. [Malay Mail]
7:56pm – Warisan is expected to show support for Muhyiddin Yassin as the country’s next prime minister. [Malay Mail]
6:45pm – PKR vice president Chua Tian Chang says that the country might have missed its opportunity to form a new governing platform through Dr Mahathir’s national unity government proposal. [Free Malaysia Today]
6:53pm – Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to reveal their choice for Malaysia’s next prime minister in March. [Malay Mail]
6:45pm – Bersatu and the BN-PAS coalition (Muafakat Nasional) nominates Muhyiddin Yasin as their candidate for the prime minister’s post. [Berita Harian]
6:13pm – Pakatan Harapan (PH) believes that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has the most number of support for the prime minister position. [New Straits Times]
6:05pm – Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) continues to support Dr Mahathir as their candidate for prime minister. [Malay Mail]
4:32pm – Bersatu and Azmin’s Eleven nominates Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as a candidate for prime minister. [Malay Mail]
4:18pm – No MP currently has a majority to be named prime minister. The Istana Negara will allow political parties to present their nominations for the premiership. [Malay Mail]
2:32pm – Dewan Rakyat speaker meets twice with the YDPA at Istana Negara. [The Star]
2:12pm – Bresatu’s meeting with Azmin’s Eleven ends after 3 hours of discussion. [Berita Harian]
1:25pm – Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof dismisses Dr Mahathir’s request for a special Dewan Rakyat seating and said that a meeting can only be held by decree of the YDPA. [Malay Mail]
12:30pm – PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang calls to dissolve the Parliament in place for new elections and claims that there were attempts to “buy off” the support of MPs in the Dewan Rakyat. [Malaysiakini]
12:21pm – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) MPs including its chairman Dr Mahathir, and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s former PKR members (Azmin’s Eleven) holds a meeting at the Al-Bukhary Foundation, Kuala Lumpur. [New Straits Times]
12:11pm – The Conference of Rulers assemble at the Istana Negara. [New Straits Times]
9:41pm – The Election Commission (EC) is prepared for the eventuality of a general election and mentioned that the “Undi 18” Bill – reduced voting age from 21 to 18-years-old – would only take effect next year. [Malay Mail]
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