DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has urged PKR's Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian to withdraw his submission for the tabling of no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
The Penang chief minister insisted that the notice should be submitted by the opposition leader, PKR president Wan Azizah, not others.
According to Sin Chew Daily evening edition, Lim ( photo ) pointed out that since the motion carries great weight, it should be submitted by Wan Azizah from her position as the opposition leader.
"Although Hee Loy Sian has submitted the notice, we hope that he can withdraw it," said Lim, who is Bagan MP.
The no-confidence motion is presently on the Parliament order paper for Monday.
However, it is listed as the 25th item out of a total of 28 proposed motions.
Its position, coupled with the convention that government motions would always take priority, means the no-confidence motion may never see the light of day.
Look forward to next general elections
Lim said that due to the ambiguous attitude of PAS president Hadi Awang, the motion is unlikely to succeed, and Najib is expected to remain in office.
Yet, he encouraged the opposition members not to feel disappointed even if the motion failed, but instead look forward to the next general elections to bring down Najib.
However, if the move is allowed by the Speaker, the opposition might need the supports of 112 MPs in order to succeed.
Currently,the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional owns 134 seats, while the remaining 88 seats are held by the opposition.