BREAKING NEWS . . . Anwar Ibrahim gets ‘benefit of the doubt’ if SEVEN PLEDGES accepted

Has Azhar eaten the forbidden fruit?

My COMMENT . . .

The Speaker should reject the no confidence motion since it doesn’t comply with ALL three criteria . . . specific, matter of public concern and public interest, and URGENT! The Motion is NOT URGENT.

Khalid Samad: 30 MP Umno sokong Anwar.

Amanah info chief: Zahid pledged support of 30 Umno MPs for Anwar.

I have already said. I will give the benefit of the doubt to Anwar, not support him, if he makes the seven pledges.

Tengku Razaleigh was advised by the Speaker to write to the PAS Secretary General, also Minister for Parliament, to expedite a no confidence Motion.

PAS has said that all its 18 MPs support backdoor PM Abah Moo Rotan.

So, it’s unlikely the no confidence Motion will be expedited.

Tengku Razaleigh is on the gov’t side. It’s not the done thing for him to support an Opposition Motion.

The Opposition can use the Budget 2021 as a Motion of no confidence.

The Budget is likely to be disappointing.

Umno said to be pushing same power-sharing formula to Muhyiddin, Anwar.

We know from BN which degenerated into something despicable over half a century, that power-sharing is euphemism for the elite sharing the loot based on seat-sharing, Umno/Malay having the PM’s post in perpetuity, and the Cabinet being reduced to a rubber stamp.

Except under the Sabah Constitution, there’s no such thing in the Federal Constitution as the party with the most seats getting the PM’s post.

The party system can only be protected if the smallest party gets the PM’s post.

A PM from the smallest party will be neutral, fair and independent.

The REAL ISSUE is that the Cabinet System must be based on the consensus principle i.e. not even one voice against.

Under the consensus principle, it does not matter how many Cabinet positions a party has because the PM is not God.

All matters which should be brought to the Cabinet must be placed before it.

The PM cannot decide on Cabinet matters outside the system on the grounds that he has prerogative and discretionary powers.

There’s no such thing when the matters involve the Cabinet.

The PM is not a Dictator.

The Cabinet is the supreme policy making body in the executive branch of gov’t.


Seven Pledges . . .

The Cabinet must be consensus driven in line with Conventions, the working of the Constitution.

Judicial Reviews to first consider whether gov’t procedures were unfair, then go into the merits of the Application.

Adat has force of law and need not be incorporated in law or the Constitution.

Malaysia Constitution governs Sabah and Sarawak.

Delegation of greater administrative powers to Sabah and Sarawak by way of devolution.

State assemblies to Invoke Article VIII of MA63 for a new form of self-determination.

Sabah and Sarawak remain in the Malaysian Common Market after independence.

I have also drawn up a list of 50 Points for Youth. Anwar should read it.

NOTE: See the COMMENT section as well.

Read further here . . .

Malaysia Constitution based on MA63, other constitutional documents on Malaysia including Batu Sumpah, Federal Constitution and case laws.

Youth not bogged down by race and religion.

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.

6 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS . . . Anwar Ibrahim gets ‘benefit of the doubt’ if SEVEN PLEDGES accepted”

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    By convention, the Speaker will allot time for Debate on a no confidence Motion if Opposition Leader Anwar introduces it.

    But why should he do that when 112 MPs will not support him to be PM?

    The Opposition in Parliament is not one solid united block.

    Zahid, Najib, Razaleigh can also stand up in Parliament and declare they no longer support backdoor PM Abah Moo Rotan.

    That will confirm that Moo’s numbers dropped from 113 to 110.

    That means he heads a minority gov’t.

    Minority gov’t is lawful. It’s even more lawful if the Opposition is not one solid united block in Parliament.

    Minority gov’t doesn’t mean that Parliament does not confidence in it.

    The minority gov’t can still get Bills through Parliament if some members of the Opposition support them.

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  4. If MPs want a motion of no confidence, they can use the Budget 2021.

    While any MP in the UK can propose a no confidence motion, there’s no guarantee their request will be granted.

    However, if the leader of the opposition – currently Labour leader Keir Starmer – introduces the motion, convention means the government will provide time for a debate.

    In India, it takes 50 MPs to propose a no confidence motion before it can be considered.

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  5. The ‘Anwar move’: What we know of the stay of play.

    Based on several events during end-February, the Agong can interview every MP on their allegiance . . .

    The above is not quite true.

    In late Feb, there was no gov’t. The Agong interviewed the MPs but came up with no name. So, he fell back on the party leaders to name the PM-designate.

    On Oct 13, there was a gov’t in place. So, the Agong does not have to interview the MPs.

    It’s no use pointing at this and that in the Constitution in a “letter of the law” exercise. The letter of the law alone is not the sum total of the rule of law. The rule of law is also about the spirit of the law, with greater emphasis on the latter.

    Anything outside the court is just Opinion. Only the court can declare law.

    Having said that, some things may be beyond the law, Constitution, court and even common sense.

    No court will go against the Agong if he chooses to do nothing.

    I am sure the Agong will not interview the MPs. Once bitten, twice shy.

    The Agong can’t accept the documents from the party leaders as the Gospel truth. Some of them are tainted by ongoing criminal cases. There’s a strong element of personal benefits and personal gain in this. That’s the Definition of bribery and corruption.

    In any case, they are not backed up by SDs from the MPs but even such documents cannot be considered if not affixed with thumbprints. The Stephen Kalong Ningkan case refers.

    Having said that, no court will go against the Agong if he “sacks” backdoor PM Abah Moo Rotan, and appoints Anwar Ibrahim PM, after “advising” Moo to resign.

    Moo will be “automatically sacked” when Anwar is appointed PM.

    No court will say the Agong sacked Moo.

    But why should the Agong go out on a limb for Anwar?

    He’s supposed to remain above the fray.

    Again, having said that, no court will go against the Agong if he doesn’t remain above the fray.

    If the Agong does not remain above the fray, he risks coming into odium, contempt, disgrace and public ridicule.

    After Mar 1, I believe that at least one person was dragged to court for “insulting the Agong”. He reportedly hurled four letter words at the Agong in the social media.

    Parliament is the Proper Forum, not the Istana after the PM has been appointed.

    The Speaker can reject the no confidence motion filed by Mahathir since it does not meet all three criteria to be accepted i.e. specific, matter of public concern and public interest, and urgent. Mahathir’s motion is not urgent.

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