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Thursday, June 19, 2008


Some action was long expected from the East Malaysian political parties especially since they contribute so much to the BN's position in Parliament.

The PM has never worked so hard before and had to make numerous trips to the two states bearing all kinds of gifts in the form of RM1billion development projects.

So it was a little surprising that one of the BN components, the SAPP has decided to call for a vote of "no confidence" in the PM's leadership.
"No-confidence call a serious blow to Pak Lah"

As they only hold two seats in Parliament, it will most likely fail unless one of the bigger parties like MCA, MIC or Gerakan also support the motion.

This is the first time that such a "no confidence" motion has been proposed and Malaysians can experience some progress in our practice of democratic principles.
It is common in most democracies that the leader can continue once the vote is defeated.
With the vote defeated, the PM can continue with his hard work but sometimes hard work is not as important as working smart. At the moment he is having to defend too many fronts and cannot focus properly. His team needs to develop a strategy to eliminate one or two major threats to his leadership and he could even last the second term.
photo: thanks to malaysiakini

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