Opposition leader to table no-confidence motion against Malaysian PM Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR - Opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pic) will table the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after receiving endorsement from Pakatan Harapan coalition parties.

She said that the earlier motion submitted by Hee Loy Sian (PKR-Petaling Jaya Selatan) would be retracted.

"After the Pakatan Harapan council meeting, we agreed to submit a no-confidence order against Najib.

"It will be in the form of a Private Members' Bill and expected to be within this sitting," she told reporters after a council meeting in Parliament on Monday.

The earlier no-confidence motion tabled by Lee appeared on the Order Paper but was listed as the 25th out of 28 items on the list.

The Permatang Pauh MP said that it would take 14 days for the motion to appear on Parliament's Order Paper after submission.

She also announced the appointment of Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, who recently jumped from Umno to PKR, as the chief secretary of Pakatan Harapan's secretariat.

A task force comprising three members from each Opposition party will be formed to draft the coalition's common policy framework.

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