PETALING JAYA - Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has refuted being a traitor to Umno by conspiring with Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to overthrow the Prime Minister.
Muhyiddin said this in response to an allegation that he was dropped as deputy prime minister not because he was critical of 1Malaysia Development Berhad, but because he was plotting with Azmin and Lim to oust Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"Both of them (Azmin and Lim) have also denied such a plot so I don't need to do the same, but I want to clarify that I am not involved," said Muhyiddin.
"Maybe I was dropped because I had voiced my opinions and views especially on major issues which the party and country are facing," Muhyiddin said when opening the Petaling Jaya Utara Umno Youth division meeting, Sunday.
An online news portal claimed in a report that Muhyiddin had met the duo to plot a vote of no-confidence in the Dewan Rakyat against Najib's leadership.
Lim and Azmin had reportedly dismissed the allegation, saying that the only meetings they had with Muhyiddin were on official business.
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