KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 -- Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof tonight confirmed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is seeking to replace him as Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

Ariff who was appointed Dewan Rakyat Speaker by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition when it came to power in 2018 added that the prime minister submitted a motion to his office for both his removal and that of his deputy Nga Kor Ming who is also Teluk Intan MP.

"Yes. Don't ask me anymore. Please ask the PM and the Law Minister for further details," Ariff who is not an MP told Malay Mail when contacted for comment.

The law portfolio is currently held by Kota Baru MP Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan from PAS. The Islamist party is allied with Muhyiddin's Bersatu under the Perikatan Nas...