COMMENT | What to expect when no-confidence motion against PM is tabled

Gurdial Singh Nijar

Modified 8 May 2020, 9:10 am

COMMENT | The speaker of the Dewan Rakyat has accepted a motion by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, member of Parliament for Langkawi, that the present prime minister does not command the confidence of the majority of the Dewan.

The speaker said he made this decision to be fair and just and to uphold the integrity of the Dewan and Parliament.

He is perfectly within his right to so decide.

What next?

The motion must be put (tabled) at the sitting of the Dewan. There will be a debate on the motion.

At the end of which, there will be a vote by members of Parliament present in the Dewan.

If the motion is carried, by a simple majority of those present and voting, then the prime minister must tender his resignation together with that of his cabinet.

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