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Anwar claims ‘over 120’ MPs, denies ‘cutting deals’

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“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.”

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