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Friday, March 14, 2008

If the Prime Minister is Forced to Resign......

According to a report in malaysiakini, there are calls for the Prime Minister to resign following the poor showing in the elections.

Will history repeat itself or will Malaysians now stand to protect the PM who has been duly elected and sworn in?
Remember the last time it happened in 1969, our new democracy slowly turned into a nation with more and more restrictive laws untill the new awakening on 8th March 2008.

There is no doubt that apart from the dark days of May 13th, Malaysia enjoyed relative peace and harmony and this long period has enabled all races to progress as Malaysia is a fantastically wealthy nation, although the poor will complain that the wealth has not been distributed fairly.

This call to resign is not progressive and the matter should be brought up in the proper place - that is the House of Parliament where the MPs can pass a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

I am not sure if he can simply step down or dissolve Parliament for new elections.
If he has to resign the office of the PM, I suggest the procedure of the Perak Regent can be applied - that is all the component political parties that support the incoming Prime Minister should give a written pledge for at least 4 years.

We need to bring some stablility to Malaysia that seems to be rocked by political uncertainty.

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