can be replaced by a minority government - that’s very possible and has
been done before elsewhere. What’s crucial is for you to vacate
Putrajaya immediately. The rakyat have seen and been given more
than enough ‘sampling’ by you and your cabinet to gauge your calibre and
formidability as a government. Neither of which you have even faintly
managed to demonstrate through your utterly appalling tenure. You can keep your sorrys and chew on that olive branch for all we care.
Muhyiddin is desperate. It’s none of his business if "no one else
commands the majority to replace him." The Agong can take care of that. He
said he would call for a special sitting of the Dewan Rakyat if a deal
is struck, and he promised that he will act honourably and
constitutionally to resolve this political crisis. In other words, he is
only acting honourably and constitutionally because he does not have
Please, Muhyiddin, don’t hold the Dewan Rakyat to
ransom. Do your act honourably and constitutionally, as is required of
you, and convene a special Parliament sitting immediately. That’s what
the Agong wants. All the chickens are now coming home to roost.
Your past actions are coming back to haunt you and you now have to eat
humble pie. You didn’t think of acting honourably when you betrayed the
Pakatan Harapan government. The wounds may have healed but the scars
remain. Now it’s time to let the Agong act accordingly.
Ceylon Spice Tea:
According to Article 43(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution, the Agong
shall appoint as the prime minister to preside over the cabinet a member
of the House of Representatives who in his judgement is likely to
command the confidence of the members of that House. Meanwhile,
Article 40 (2) (a) of the Federal Constitution states that the Agong may
"act at his discretion" in the performance of the following functions:
(i) the appointment of a prime minister;
(ii) the withholding of consent to a request for the dissolution of Parliament;
to Articles 43(2)(a) and 40(2)(a) of the Federal Constitution, although
the appointment of the prime minister is subject to the majority
support of the MPs, it still requires “the discretion” of the Agong in
appointing a new prime minister.
Aegis: Muhyiddin is trying
to confuse and divide the opposition, openly offering a senior
minister-level post to the opposition to entice them to back him. He
cannot be trusted. Whoever joins him now will have very little chance
come the next GE. The ploy is to drag everybody through the mud so that
everybody looks equally bad. Even if some opposition back him and come
up with good ideas to reduce the Covid cases and fatalities, credit will
be taken by Muhyiddin. PN have created a super huge mess; only a new competent government can stop the slide and rebuild the country.
BrownCheetah9736: Don’t trust him, DAP. He’s coming for your party. He will do what he does best – betray you and split your party. He had more than 12 months to do all these things that he says he is going do, and what did he do? Arresting
those who were against him, enticing frogs, asking the despicable House
speaker to block Parliament, and using the Registrar of Societies (ROS)
to reject registrations and party resolutions, etc.
Cogito Ergo Sum:
Muhyiddin, when you were home minister, you went after the Indian
members of the DAP. You wanted to destroy the party. You have openly
said you cannot work with them. Now, you are begging them to save you?
Have you no shame? You have singlehandedly destroyed this already
perishing once beautiful nation with your brand of racism and bigotry.
It did not work. You hired utter imbeciles who could not be
bothered whether Malaysians were dying or starving. You messed up big
time. No more, Muhyiddin.
2 Cents: By making such offers to the opposition on national TV, it means he finally admits that he has no majority support. But
he told the king last week that he has the majority support. Can anyone
trust a person who would even lie to our head of state in order to buy
time? He is offering a list of reforms which was largely the
previous cabinet's work-in-progress before they were halted or derailed
due to his betrayal. Can anyone trust a person who was responsible for
halting these reforms to carry out the reforms?
If these reforms
had been the work-in-progress of the previous cabinet, wouldn't it be
better to get the members of the previous cabinet back to see through
their implementation rather than entrusting it to the current cabinet
members who never had any intention to implement these reforms until now
when their legitimacy is being questioned?
On top of these
reforms, the most pressing issue now is the livelihood of the people
that are severely affected by the mismanagement of the current cabinet.
So, it doesn't make any sense for the opposition to accept his
concessions because the country needs a new cabinet. Is there any
guarantee that his offers are not going to be a bounce cheque?
Seriously, can anyone still trust this person who betrayed his allies,
lied to the king, Parliament and the people?
BusinessFirst: Muhyiddin, for all the unnecessary deaths and misery you and your party and allies have caused, just go and go now. You
have effectively admitted that you do not command a majority, you must
resign and leave it to the king to decide on the next steps in
accordance with the Constitution. You do not get to decide that
following the Constitution is not the best, so therefore you stay on.
the king to dissolve Parliament and/or resign - that is what you have
to do when you lose majority support. There is no need to suggest these
other so-called options. Also, the opposition must be stupid to believe in any of your promises.
Rupert16: "I promise that I will act honourably and constitutionally to resolve this political crisis,” said Muhyiddin. For
a start, Muhyiddin should be honourable enough to have a vote of
confidence in the Dewan Rakyat next week. The other matters that he
raised can be discussed after that. One thing for
sure, he can no longer be the PM of Malaysia. He has proven to be inept
and incompetent, and his ministers are no better.