“There is no question about cutting deals” with individuals facing criminal charges, Anwar Ibrahim said during a brief 2pm press conference today.
“What I assured them… that there is no political vendetta but you must accept the due process of law and the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary – and not malicious prosecution as alleged.”
Anwar had earlier presented documents – including confirmations from leaders of various parties – to the King.
Anwar said he has a “formidable, convincing” majority of “over 120” MPs in the 222-seat Parliament.
Muhyiddin Yassin, he added, has “lost his majority and it would be appropriate for him to resign”.
Referring to concerns about his earlier statement about a bumiputera-Muslim majority, “let me reiterate and categorically assure Malaysians at large that this is Malaysia and we have to accord rights to every single citizen of this country.”