With Members of Parliament (MPs) achieving no clear majority after concluding interviews with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) Al-Sultan Abdullah Riâ€™ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, the nationâ€™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 countryâ€™s heading.
TRP brings you more updates on Malaysiaâ€™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 partyâ€™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]
10:21pmÂ The Bersatu supreme council did not make the decision to nominate Muhyiddin Yassin as the partyâ€™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 Azminâ€™s Eleven congregate at Muhyiddin Yassinâ€™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 countryâ€™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 Mahathirâ€™s national unity government proposal. [Free Malaysia Today]
6:53pm – Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to reveal their choice for Malaysiaâ€™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 ministerâ€™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 Azminâ€™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 Mahathirâ€™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 â€œbuy offâ€ 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 Aliâ€™s former PKR members (Azminâ€™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 â€œUndi 18â€ Bill – reduced voting age from 21 to 18-years-old – would only take effect next year. [Malay Mail]
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