Lim Kit Siang rubbishes attorney general vote of confidence argument

by | Sep 8, 2021 | NEWS | 0 comments

The argument about the confidence votes from Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun has been dismissed by Lim Kit Siang since the King had consented to forego it.

The former Secretary-General of DAP explained that if the King had deemed it unnecessary, it made little sense that the Attorney General would not disclose the matter.

He added, “(Why) was it not stated right from the very beginning instead of the most bizarre statement by Idris last Saturday arguing the most ridiculous point that a vote of confidence would undermine the Agong’s powers to appoint a Prime Minister in accordance with the Malaysian Constitution?”

On Tuesday (Sept 7), The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department confirmed that the newly elected Prime Minister Ismail Sabri was permitted to waive the confidence vote.

The vote was supposed to happen when Parliament begins on September 13, but legal experts agreed that it is now redundant.

According to Article 43 of the Federal Constitution, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can appoint a Prime Minister who owns the confidence in Parliament.

After having met with 114 MPs in the Palace on August 18, the Agong does not need further validation for his decision.