If I was Agong, I would have appointed DPM Wan Azizah as PM, paved the way for political stability

Listen before bed and calm your emotions . . .

If I was Agong, I would have appointed DPM Wan Azizah as PM, paved the way for political stability.

It was a freak moment in time, not to be missed, will not come again for another 50 years.

Political instability in Malaya, Borneo, caused by Frogs — think King of Frogs Jeffrey Kitingan — heads of state not remaining above the fray.

Heads of state means Agong, sultans and Governors.

When heads of state don’t remain above the fray — the yardstick is public perception — they risk coming into odium, public ridicule, contempt, and public disrepute.

Consider the following . . .

Sabah 12 May 2018 (now in the Federal Court)

Putrajaya late Feb 2020 (Muhyiddin Yassin has the dubious distinction of being the backdoor PM)

Johor, Malacca, Perak, and Kedah (stand firm) since late Feb 2020.

Look at India.

They don’t have such problems although there are defections and pullouts.

Briefly, once a PM has been sworn in after GE based on the SPR List, the gov’t is no longer about simple majority, it does not exclude minority gov’t.

In Sabah, for example, minority gov’t can even begin with the SPR List. The state Constitution defines majority as the largest number under one symbol. The Definition was inserted by the PBS gov’t to ensure political stability.

There’s no provision, whether in Parliament or state assembly, for a confidence Motion or a no confidence Motion.

Having said that, the Speaker can decide.

There’s no reason for the Speaker to accept a Motion expressing confidence in an MP or Adun other than the PM or CM.

The Speaker can accept a no confidence Motion and either prioritise it or tuck it at the bottom on the grounds that “gov’t business must come first”.

In that case, the no confidence Motion will not see the light of day.

If the Opposition wants to bring down the gov’t, it must turn up in full force in the legislature and vote against a gov’t Bill. They must be joined by sufficient gov’t lawmakers.

If the gov’t is defeated on a Bill, it can withdraw it for changes, or even drop it altogether.

That goes for other gov’t Bills as well.

The National Budget is the big one. If the gov’t is defeated on the Budget, is it going to make changes, or tender its resignation?

Making changes may take another month, and if the gov’t is defeated again, it has no choice but resign.

Away from the National Budget, the gov’t cannot continue to be defeated on Bill after Bill and be in gridlock.

Democracy is not about voting once in five years and then going home to sleep for another five years until the next GE.

The people would have to make movements on every issue.

They should also focus on locking up as many politicians as possible to keep the public from harm.

It’s not important who forms the gov’t in Putrajaya or the states.

It’s more important there’s strong Opposition in Parliament and the state assemblies i.e. no two-third majority for the gov’t party/coalition/MPs.

The 57 Borneo MPs should not get involved in the politics of Malaya.

They should not take sides.

The 57 Borneo MPs should form a united, neutral and independent bloc in Parliament and support whoever is in Putrajaya on a Bill by Bill basis.

The Opposition should focus on the public treasury. They should ensure the gov’t politicians don’t plunder the public treasury under various guises.

Also, recruitment in gov’t and the gov’t sector including firms must be data-driven to ensure the brightest and best lead the way for All.

Read here . . .

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/05/13/mukhriz-ph-still-stands-in-kedah-better-for-opposition-to-table-motion-of-n/1865742

This is what I have been saying. Minority gov’t is lawful.

The sultan should remain above the fray.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/05/13/leaked-recording-of-bersatu-supreme-council-meet-suggests-party-never-decid/1865680

This is leading to Muhyiddin’s sacking from Bersatu by Mahathir.

Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, Big Pharma & Co want Trump to lose the elections.

So, they are against re-opening the economy.

The virus will be around for at least another two years, perhaps longer. Only discipline will eliminate the virus. There’s no cure, no vaccine.

Having said that, the curve of infections must be flattened naturally i.e. while the economy is open.

That calls for discipline. Not sure about new norm.

If the curve of infections is flattened during lockdown, there will be a surge — V-shaped, W, U, reversed L i.e. _L — when the lockdown ends.

The virus resides on surfaces. Initially, the virus was carried and spread by travellers from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

It was a tragic mistake to shutdown the economy. Stimulus packages sheer waste of money.

The truth will emerge sooner or later.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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