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Muhyiddin Rejects Outrageous RM1 Billion Palace Bribe Allegation, Calls for Investigation

Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin vehemently denies the claim that Perikatan Nasional (PN) offered Istana Negara a staggering RM1 billion to orchestrate the collapse of the unity government. In his capacity as PN chairman, Muhyiddin dismisses the allegation as both outrageous and illogical, categorizing it as a slanderous accusation. He asserts that those spreading such claims may have violated the Sedition Act and Penal Code, disclosing that Hamzah Zainudin, PN’s secretary-general and opposition leader, has filed a police report. This report urges a thorough investigation and subsequent punishment for the alleged wrongdoers.

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Allegations and Counteractions:

The controversy revolves around a blog post claiming that Hamzah had set aside RM1 billion to topple the unity government. This includes funds designated to bribe government MPs into withdrawing their support for Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Muhyiddin deems these allegations unfounded, but they add fuel to existing speculation surrounding the “Dubai Move.” This move alleges discussions in the United Arab Emirates between opposition leaders and government representatives aiming to overthrow the Anwar administration. Anwar and other government officials downplay this narrative.

Constitutional Reminder:

Muhyiddin takes the opportunity to reiterate that the Federal Constitution allows for the formation of a new government without necessitating a general election. He cites Article 43(4), emphasizing that the prime minister must resign if lacking majority support in the Dewan Rakyat. However, a dissolution of Parliament can be sought from the King to pave the way for a snap election. The former prime minister stresses the importance of adhering to constitutional provisions when considering any changes in government formation.