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PM must get Cabinet consent to dissolve Parliament, says Muhyiddin

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PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister must get the green light from the Cabinet before dissolving Parliament, insists Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman said this was based on Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s agreement with Perikatan Nasional before he took office as prime minister.

“I don’t want to challenge him to declare a date (to dissolve parliament), as I have been there before, but he signed the agreement that he will discuss with Perikatan before dissolving when we put him in office,” Muhyiddin said.

The Perikatan president also stated that the Federal Constitution states that the Prime Minister must obtain the agreement of the Cabinet before advising the Yang di Pertuan Agong to dissolve Parliament.

“Yes, it was written in the memorandum of agreement when we appointed him Prime Minister. It is in the spirit of the agreement.

“However, I know that the majority of the Cabinet, since several of them are from Perikatan, do not want to hold elections now.

“The timing is not right. We can wait a few more months,” Muhyiddin told reporters at an event to mark Bersatu’s sixth anniversary.

Perikatan Nasional, headed by Muhyiddin, comprises Bersatu, PAS, Gerakan, SAPP and STAR.

Earlier in his speech during the event, Muhyiddin said that the Prime Minister had not done enough to improve people’s welfare as there are now more people in the B40 category.

“We have to save the country because the prime minister has not done enough.

“I’m not comparing it to myself when I was prime minister and I’m not here to teach you, but as a partner in the government and (someone who) placed Ismail Sabri as prime minister, I have to say it.

“But Umno is Umno and they are still power hungry that they even seized the village chiefs.

“We are facing a different kind of war and we have to save the country from falling from grace, as experts have warned that the problems we have today will only get worse next year.

“In the next general election, we must change this government.

“Anyone can be the prime minister, it doesn’t necessarily have to be me, but Perikatan should come back as the government of the day so that people have enough food on the table,” Muhyiddin said.

He also criticized Ismail Sabri for not leading a council on the problems of the people but leaving it in the hands of a mere minister.

At the same event, Bersatu Vice President Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that party members must not forget the reason the party was formed and not be selfish for their own benefit.

“The party has come a long way from the days of having to paint our own party flags.

“The party was formed to fight kleptocracy and abuse of power.

“Don’t be ‘musuh dalam selimut’ (snakes in the grass), saying something in front of us and something completely different behind our backs.

“We are holding this event in the heart of Putrajaya because when we come back to power, we will reappoint Muhyiddin as our prime minister,” said Ahmad Faizal, who is also the minister of youth and sports.

The event was attended by hundreds of Bersatu leaders and members from all over the country.

Top party leaders were also in attendance, including Industry and International Trade Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Education Minister Datuk Radzi Jidin, and representatives from Perikatan’s component party.

Currently, the party claims to have 700,000 registered members across the country in 202 divisions.


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Covid-19 Watch: 2,898 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 66.7pc

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,898 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Nov 26), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 4,984,272 infections since the pandemic began.

The KKMNow portal of the Ministry of Health reported that 2,896 of the new Covid-19 cases on Saturday were local transmissions, while two imported infections were registered.

There were 2,789 recoveries on Saturday. This brings the cumulative number of recoveries in Malaysia to 4,920,616 since the pandemic began.

The portal also reported that there were 27,008 currently active cases in the country, with 24,924, or 92.3%, in home quarantine and 14 people, or 0.1%, admitted to low-risk quarantine and treatment centers.

The KKMNow portal reported that 2,070 patients, or 7.66% of the total, were currently admitted to the hospital for treatment. The number of patients with Covid-19 admitted to intensive care units (ICU) throughout the country is 97, of which 57 require respiratory assistance.

The national ICU utilization rate was 66.7%, with ten states or localities reporting ICU utilization rates greater than 60%.

Kedah had the highest ICU utilization rate at 80.8%, followed by Kelantan (80.3%), Selangor (79.6%), Melaka (76.8%), Perak (73.7%) ), Johor (72.3%), Penang (67.5%), Kuala Lumpur (65.2%) and Sabah (62.9%).

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry’s GitHub data repository reported that four deaths from covid-19 were reported on Saturday.

This brings the death toll to 36,648.


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Anwar to meet govt depts, agencies to focus on cost of living issues on Nov 27

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will hold a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya on Sunday (November 27) that will focus on cost of living issues affecting people.

“Tonight, we held a prayer session with parishioners and friends in Sungai Long.

“Tomorrow morning at 11am there will be a meeting with government departments and agencies in Putrajaya that will focus on the cost of living issues that are burdening the people,” he said in a post on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Saturday. (November 26).

Anwar is scheduled to attend the 2022 National Cost of Living Action Council special meeting at 11am on Sunday in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya. – Bernama


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Football: Malaysia Cup 2022: JDT take trophy after downing Red Giants 2-1

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PETALING JAYA: Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) has become the 2022 Malaysia Cup champion after beating Selangor 2-1 in the final held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium on Saturday (November 26).

JDT and the Red Giants were tied 1–1 at halftime before JDT’s Fernando Forestieri scored the game-winner in the 59th minute.

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