No pressing need for Muhyiddin to appoint acting PM, say experts

Martin Vengadesan


There is no pressing need for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to appoint an acting prime minister while he is under quarantine, said constitutional expert Prof Shad Saleem Faruqi.

"The constitution is silent on the posts of an acting prime minister or deputy prime minister and it is up to the prime minister himself whether to deputise one if there is a need.

Share this story


By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here


Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.


Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.