Wednesday, November 23, 2022

MPs decide, not parties, as to who is Prime Minister? Maybe Nacy Shukri, Azalina Othman or Hannah Yeoh ought to be PM? Reformasi of the MPs?

All that is needed to become Prime Minister is the majority support of the elected Members of Parliament(MPs) - it does not need the support of political parties. MPs in Malaysia really should become and act more INDEPENDENTLY - and now just listen to the orders/decisions of party or really a few selected leaders. MPs choose the MP you have confidence to be the Prime Minister - it need not be Anwar, Muhyiddin or any party leader, it can be any MP. What about Nancy binti Shukri or Azalina Dato' Othman Said or Hannah Yeoh  as Prime Minister of Malaysia? 


Political parties/coalitions are not chosen to the peoples' representatives - it is you the person who has been democratically elected people to be the peoples' representatives. Now, do your job as MP - do not simply follow party orders - MPs, THINK for yourself as to what is good for Malaysians 


REFORMASI is needed here. Now, Malaysian MPs really do not have to think or express their own views/opinions - they,most of them, choose to just listen to their party leadership - and that is why MPs may be 'present' in Parliament, but really not be actively taking part in the parliamentary debate. Why? Because they 'loyally' cannot express own views/positions, and must vote as party orders >> hence, effectively they are not TRUE peoples' representatives. Remember Malaysians vote for human persons to be their representative in Parliament - not to be party leader's representatives??


(2) The Cabinet shall be appointed as follows, that is to say:

(a) the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall first appoint as Perdana Menteri (Prime Minister) to preside over the Cabinet a member of the House of Representatives who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that House; and

So, NOW MPs have to simply decide who they will 'give their confidence' to be Prime Minister > and tell the King. Remember, if and when any Prime Minister does something to cause the loss of confidence, they can always remove their support, and simply choose another...



URGENT - Thanks to former PM decision to call for GE15 at the end of the year, without first getting the BUDGET passed puts Malaysia in a very precarious position. Now, the new PM will have to rush and put forward a BUDGET and get it passed before the end of the year, failing which government expenditure may come to an end and salaries of public servants stop, payment of utility bills stop, etc... So, this is VERY URGENT


BN takes an interesting stance to not join any coalition and form a government - a unity or coalition government. By deciding just to remain in Opposition, BN chooses to maintain its identity and ideology.


If the BN or any other parties join the PH or PN to form a government, they may also be seen as responsible for all decisions/actions made by that government. By BN joining PN Plus in government past, they are responsible also for all BAD decisions and actions of that government. If they later claim that they were against this or that, then people will ask why did you not speak out or act against it?

The fact in Malaysia, is the negative effect of any political party joining an legal coalitions like BN, PH and PN - the result is that the individual party will likely lose its own identity, own agenda and ideology it stands for > so why not just dissolve your party and be members of that one new party, be it the BN, PH or PN?

Electoral Pacts are reasonable to improve chances in elections - to prevent fighting each other thus uniting against common enemies, but more than that may confuse supporters..Forming joint governments is OK > where the parties may agree on certain matters, but then take a public opposition position on matters that are in violation of their party positions...GERAKAN, for example was a significant party, but after it joined BN - the party lost its identity. It now also takes the blame for 1MDB, SRC, Lembaga Tabung Haji, Abuse of Power, Corruption of the leaders .. 

A MINORITY GOVERNMENT is no big deal - after all what we really talk about as 'government' is normally meant simply the Prime Minister and his/her Cabinet(The Executive) - All other MPs, irrespective of coming from the same party as PM or Cabinet Members are not supposed to be TOTALLY IN SUPPORT of the Executive - they have the duty of being a CHECK AND BALANCE to the Executive(PM + Cabinet) and they play this role as OPPOSITION(for MPs not from same party as PM + Cabinet members) and BACKBENCHERS(for MPs from the same party as PM or Cabinet members) 

BN, despite being part of government since Sheraton Move and had a PM from BN itself seems to have suffered in GE15 - but not PN. If BN was part of Opposition, playing a critical 'check and balance' role of the government of PN(BERSATU and PAS as main partners), they may have fared better - of course, the failure to hold an UMNO Elections and the removal of the 'court cluster' also had a significant effect as Najib was convicted and failed all its appeals, and UMNO leadership was still talking about 'Boss Ku" and political persecution > well, the fact that the cases were covered by media also allowed the public to know some of the evidence and they did not buy it. 

PN(BERSATU and PAS and the rest) suffered less as they always took the position that they will never interfere in the court process - maybe.

Both the role of the Opposition and Backbenchers is SIMILAR - they are the Check and Balance for the Executive - making sure there is no abuse of powers, no bad laws, etc... Sadly, in Malaysia, the Backbenchers may have failed in this DUTY by simply being total defenders of the Executive(PM+Cabinet)..,

Now, in Malaysia, there is still feelings based on prejudice - PN(BERSATU, PAS,...) leaders partially to blame by some statements made just before GE15 - but really PN is also a multi-racial multi-religious coalition just like PH and BN.

Some party leader's statements based on religious or ethnic matters really must not make us believe that all (or the majority) in the said party hold the same view - There are really good people in all parties and coalitions, just like there are also bad ones. It is the duty of the VOTER to really start to look at the personality of candidates rather than just the party.

GPS - well that coalition really will end up joining anyone that becomes government - they are more concerned about Ministership and Cabinet positions really, but they really must analyze why despite being in government, the problems of the people of Sarawak and Sabah remain - was it the failure of GPS and/or Sabah parties in government themselves? Were they most interested in Ministerial powers, rather than the people of Sabah and Sarawak? State MPs should not be interested in Ministerial positions and power BUT the betterment of the life of the people, especially the poor and marginalized in their State.

Other States sadly have not pushed for the better good of the people of their State, as obviously past governments have really been focusing more on Klang Valley. Just take public transport, it really is not in existence in many other states(or have not been improved at all) - In Temerloh, we do not even have regular town bus services, or inter-town services - WHY is that? Many have to get their own transport - and the use of GRAB(if it even exist) is simply too expensive for the normal lower earning people of the east coast states.

Overcoming poverty and improving conditions in Sabah and Sarawak is important - but same applies to most east coast States and some other States. The Federal government is responsible for ALL in the Federation and resources should make better life every where even in the small rural kampungs and towns.

FIRST, the MPs must decide on the best candidate that will be the PM > and this decision must be sincere, and given on condition of positions on Cabinet or GLC appointments.

SECOND, the PRIME MINISTER must be given total freedom to choose his/her Cabinet members > and he should choose the BEST with the capacity to do their JOBs - and not simply place anyone to fulfill demands of parties or MPs. Look at the past Cabinet(extremely large Cabinet) >> how many of the Ministers are really capable to carry out their duty and functions as Ministers (or Deputy Ministers) - just call them for a Q&A with the people, and ask them questions - I believe many will choose to avoid, simply because they can only just deliver speeches in Parliament that have been prepared by the officers in their Ministries > they may not have the understanding or the knowledge needed to be Minister???



(2) The Cabinet shall be appointed as follows, that is to say:

(a) the Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall first appoint as Perdana Menteri (Prime Minister) to preside over the Cabinet a member of the House of Representatives who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of that House; and

(b) he shall on the advice of the Prime Minister appoint other Menteri (Ministers) from among the members of either House of Parliament;

The constitution is clear on this it is the PRIME MINISTER alone that decides on the Ministers - not his party, not his coalition, not other parties that demand positions in return of 'confidence' required to be Prime Minister  

Given our situation, the Prime Minister really ought to appoint the LEAST number of Ministers needed > and not a very large Cabinet.

Remember, the King's executive power flows to the Cabinet (not the Prime Minister) - so all decisions are really Cabinet decisions. The only exception is if the power is specifically bestowed on the Prime Minister, of some Minister or others according to law...

39  Executive authority of Federation (FEDERAL CONSTITUTION)

The executive authority of the Federation shall be vested in the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and exercisable, subject to the provisions of any federal law and of the Second Schedule, by him or by the Cabinet or any Minister authorised by the Cabinet, but Parliament may by law confer executive functions on other persons.

Now, the Cabinet is responsible for the exercise of Executive Powers - so, when will the members of the Cabinet when the abuse of powers and 'corruption' happened with regard to SRC, 1MDB, Lembaga Urusan Tabung Haji, CHARGED IN COURT as accomplices of these crimes? 



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