I already said this weeks ago.
Yes even with a ONE seat majority in Parliament it is enough for the Prime Minister to remain in Office. ONE seat is enough. But this is a very thin majority.
What if an MP dies or is incapacitated and cannot come to Parliament?
Then the majority can be lost.
Without a simple majority Parliament will NOT be able to pass any Bill.
Without a simple majority Parliament will not be able to pass the Budget.
Without the Budget the 1.6 million Civil Servants will not get their salaries.
All Government spending will come to a stop.
Like it or not, if that happens the Government must resign.
There must be a new Government or there must be new General Elections.
This is an obvious statement.
Dr Mahathir says here that the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin now only has a TWO seat majority. But as always Dr Mahathir’s language seems to indicate something else.
Here is the news :
Opposition will reject bills tabled by Muhyiddin unless vote of no confidence first
says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic)
“If everything he brings to parliament is rejected, how does he continue?”
whatever chance we have to prove he is not legitimate prime minister
- The first person who should be concerned about this must be HRH the YDP Agong.
- Because if the PN does not have a simple majority then even the official opening of Parliament – which is presided over by the YDP Agong – can be contested.
- Who is the government and who is the Opposition?
This is purely Federal Constitution stuff.
This is exactly separation of powers stuff.
First comes the Legislative and only then the Executive.
The person who has the task to oversee both is the DYMM YDP Agong.
My final view is the margin is too thin (to state the obvious).
Dr M said it : That is the narrowest majority any govt in M’sia ever had.
If the Bills cannot be passed, the government of the day is no more.