The Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s speech at the Dewan Rakyat today should put to rest accusations that the Perikatan Nasional-led government is a “backdoor government”, said Umno supreme council member Razlan Rafii.
Razlan said Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah’s speech has laid bare that the fall of the Pakatan Harapan-led government was then premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s own doing, and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had appointed Pagoh MP Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister in accordance to the Federal Constitution.
“This proves Muhyiddin’s government is legitimate under the Federal Constitution, and should not be questioned as a ‘backdoor government’ because his appointment was clearly done in accordance with constitutional provisions.
“As such, I urge the opposition not to be traitorous towards the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s appointment of prime minister. The new government was chosen after Harapan’s own prime minister had resigned, causing the collapse of the 22-month-old government.
“This has absolutely nothing to do with any political manoeuvring including by Umno, which was just watching Harapan’s classical drama performance at the time,” he said in a statement today.