DAP Chairman Lim Guan Eng has criticized Muhyiddin Yassin’s assertion that the unity government plans to amend the Federal Constitution to increase the number of parliamentary seats from 222 to 300, should they win the Pulai by-election on September 9. Muhyiddin, speaking at a Perikatan Nasional ceramah in Kempas, Johor, suggested that such a victory would secure a two-thirds majority in the Dewan Rakyat, enabling the amendment of the constitution.
In response, Lim Guan Eng clarified that only the Election Commission has the authority to redraw electoral boundaries, emphasizing that this subject has not been discussed among government MPs. He expressed doubts about Muhyiddin’s understanding of basic constitutional matters and referred to his previous administration as a “failed government.”
Lim made these remarks during the launch of service centers for the Kampar parliamentary constituency and Keranji state constituency in Kampar. He also refuted claims by Bersatu vice-president Radzi Jidin, stating that DAP does not act as a “big brother” in the unity government and questioned the logic behind such allegations, considering DAP’s limited ministerial representation.
Additionally, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil dismissed Muhyiddin’s allegations as baseless and suggested that Muhyiddin raise the issue during the upcoming Dewan Rakyat meeting and seek clarification from Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. He urged Muhyiddin to actively participate in parliamentary sessions, emphasizing the importance of engaging in Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQT).