is a ‘No’. This nation is not the chessboard of irresponsible
politicians. The stakes are at an all-time high. Our Constitutional
rights hang in the balance. Will our King stand with the Rakyat?
The word ‘Emergency’ with a capital E, is different from the word, ‘emergency’, with a lowercase ‘e’.
They are have two different meanings.
An ‘Emergency’ is a legal event.
The second is an unexpected event requiring immediate action.
. A brooding suspicion now comes to light…
Several points have been uppermost in the minds of the Malaysian public:
(1) that the Covid pandemic has not gravely imperilled the nation;
(2) that the Government has been exploiting the pandemic to hide its lack of parliamentary majority;
(3). that the impending November 02 Parliamentary Meeting will show that the PN Government has lost its majority, and
(4). that it will on Budget day.
And other similar implications are not lost on the people.
. It is not the pandemic that is the problem, but the looming No Confidence Motion
confirmed these suspicions and made it a fact was today’s ‘suggestions’
and ‘announcements’ by parties friendly to the PN coalition, that the
Government will seek the monarch’s permission to declare a state of
We will deal with the ‘partial’ emergency issue shortly: it is a major point. If you cannot wait, go to Point-10.
real purpose for this request for a ‘partial emergency’, it now comes
to light, is because the Government fears ‘political instability’.
‘political instability’, we are glibly told, means that the current
government lacks a majority in Parliament. If an Emergency is declared,
it is suggested tongue-in-cheek, and the current administration can hold
on to power, then the nation will have ‘political stability’.
me translate that for you in plain words: it means the Government now
formally admits, in the open, that it has no majority, and under Article
55(4) of the Constitution, must resign.
For this is what Article 43(4) states:
the Prime Minister ceases to command the confidence of the majority of
the members of the House of Representatives, then, unless at his request
the Yang di-Pertuan Agong dissolves Parliament, the Prime Minister
shall tender the resignation of the Cabinet.’
The purpose of
this article is to show that tottering PN Government might abuse the
law, and may breach the Constitution to hang on to power.
. Let us get our fundamentals right