Position as Umno deputy president not under threat: Muhyiddin

Position as Umno deputy president not under threat: Muhyiddin
Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (C) waits after being evacuated following an aftershock while at the Liwagu Restaurant for a press conference, near Mount Kinabalu in Kundasang, a town in the district of Ranau on June 7, 2015. Government authorities said on June 7 that five Singapore primary school students and one teacher were among 16 people so far confirmed killed by the earthquake that rocked Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu on June 5.

Despite his removal as deputy prime minister on Tuesday, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sees no threat to his position as Umno deputy president.

He said he did not expect anything "unusual" to happen during the party's supreme council meeting scheduled for Friday.

By convention, the deputy prime minister's post has been held by Umno's deputy president, with the party's president as prime minister.

"I have been here for a long time and I have always fulfilled my duties in the party.

"No, I don't think my position is under threat," he told reporters at press conference in his house in Bukit Damansara here, Wednesday.

Muhyiddin, who was also dropped as Education Minister, said he did not regret his actions leading up to his removal from the Cabinet.

"I did what I had to do as I have been trusted by the people. If I did not do my duties, that means I have breached that trust.

"It was the right thing to do even if what I said was spicy for some," he said.

Muhyiddin also reiterated that he accepted his dropping from the Cabinet with an open heart.

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