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Najib wrong, 'party' majority not needed to form gov't – Aziz Bari

Yap Jia Hee  |  Published:  |  Modified:

GE14 | BN president Najib Razak's claim that no party presently has a simple majority to enable it to form government is wrong, says constitutional law expert Abdul Aziz Bari.

The newly elected Pakatan Harapan Tebing Tinggi assemblyperson said according to the federal constitution, there is no provision requiring a party per se, to obtain a simple majority in the assembly to be able to form government.

Instead, the constitution only specifies “anyone”, and not “a party”, that has a simple majority.

"I want to respond to Najib Razak's statement that no party has a simple majority. This is not true.

"Now we already have a simple majority, that is by “a party and other parties”.

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