Will Muhyiddin emulate the example of Tun Hussein Onn and convene an emergency meeting of Parliament this month to secure a vote of confidence in him as Prime Minister to establish that he is a legitimate Prime Minister?

Adakah Tan Sri Muhyiddin akan mencontohi tauladan Tun Hussein Onn dan mengadakan satu sidang khas Parlimen dalam bulan ini untuk memastikan beliau mempunyai kepercayaan majoriti ahli Parlimen sebagai seorang Perdana Menteri yang mempunyai legitimasi?

Sidang Parlimen yang telah dijadualkan untuk berlangsung pada hari Isnin 9 Mac depan telah ditangguhkan kepada 18 Mei 2020.

Perkara ini telah ditafsirkan sebagai satu “tanda kelemahan” di mana Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dilihat sebagai tidak mempunyai sokongan majoriti ahli-ahli Parlimen untuk menjadi seorang Perdana Menteri yang sah.

Persidangan Parlimen dalam bulan puasa ini menimbulkan pelbagai tanda tanya memandangkan ini adalah kali pertama dalam sejarah negara Parlimen bersidang dalam bulan puasa.

Mengapakah tidak dijadualkan persidangan Parlimen ini untuk ditangguhkan sebelum bermulanya bulan puasa, yang dijangkakan bermula pada 25 April 2020?

Jika minggu pertama persidangan Parlimen di bawah Muhyiddin ini perlu juga diadakan dalam bulan puasa sekalipun, adakah beliau bersedia untuk mencontohi tauladan Perdana Menteri ketiga kita, Tun Hussein Onn, yang telah memanggil satu mesyuarat khas Parlimen pada 26 Januari 1976 — hanya 11 hari selepas pelantikan beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri selepas pemergian Tun Razak — untuk memastikan yang beliau mempunyai kepercayaan majoriti ahli-ahli Parlimen untuk memimpin negara?

Urusan Parlimen berlangsung seperti biasa dengan upacara pembukaan Parlimen pada 30 Mac 1976 selepas undi kepercayaan kepada beliau ini diluluskan oleh Dewan Rakyat. Pada hari ini jugalah Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak telah mengangkat sumpah sebagai Ahli Parlimen Pekan yang baharu.

Empat puluh empat tahun yang lalu, tidak timbul sebarang ragu-ragu mahupun persoalan mengenai sokongan terhadap kepimpinan Tun Hussein Onn sebagai Perdana Menteri oleh majoriti ahli-ahli Parlimen.

Tetapi hari ini, situasinya kelihatan sangat berbeza, di mana rakyat Malaysia, termasuklah mantan Perdana Menteri keempat dan ketujuh tidak yakin Tan Sri Muhyiddin mempunyai sokongan majoriti ahli-ahli Parlimen.

Adakah beliau bersedia untuk memanggil satu sidang khas Parlimen dalam bulan Mac, seperti yang telah dilakukan oleh Tun Hussein Onn dalam keadaan sebegini, untuk memastikan beliau mempunyai kepercayaan majoriti ahli-ahli Parlimen?

(Kenyataan Media Ahli Parlimen DAP Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang di Gelang Patah pada hari Rabu 4 Mac 2020)


The parliamentary meeting scheduled to meet for a month from Monday, March 9, 2020 has been postponed till May 18, 2020.

This has been interpreted as “a sign of weakness” that the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin does not have the majority support of Members of Parliament to be a legitimate Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The holding of Parliament during the puasa month raises eyebrows as it must be the first time in the nation’s history of over six decades that Parliament is meeting during puasa month.

Why can’t Parliament be convened to end its meeting before the start of puasa month, which is expected to begin on April 25, 2020?.

Even if the first working meeting of Parliament under Muhyiddin has to be held during puasa month, is Muhyiddin prepared to emulate the example of the third Prime Minister, Tun Hussein Onn, who had convened an emergency meeting of Parliament on January 26, 1976 – eleven days after his appointment as the third Prime Minister of Malaysia on the death of Tun Razak – to demonstrate that he had the confidence of the majority of the Members of Parliament?

It was only after a vote of confidence in him as Prime Minister of Malaysia was passed by Dewan Rakyat on January 26, 1976 that Parliament went on with its ordinary business with the annual opening of Parliament fixed on 30th March 1976, which had as its first working business the oath-taking ceremony of the then new MP for Pekan, Najib Tun Razak!

Forty-four years ago, there was no doubt or question about majority support of Members of Parliament in Tun Hussein Onn as the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

But today, it is very different, as Malaysians, including the fourth and seventh Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, do not believe that Muhyiddin enjoys majority support of Members of Parliament.

Is Muhyiddin prepared to convene an emergency meeting of Parliament in March itself, as Tun Hussein undoubtedly would have done in the present circumstances, to secure a vote of confidence from Members of Parliament?

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Wednesday, 4th March 2020)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 3:25 pm

    Well, we can forget Parliament sitting anytime soon. Lets think through what it means to have it postphone to May 18 – its more than 3 months away.

    Firstly, it means obviously Muhiyiddin does not have a firm position and worst, he does not have a firm plan – very understandably given all the zig zag moves that has happened.

    BUT 3 months out means he really does not know when he will have a good plan. Its likely even the Cabinet positions are problematic much less issues like what about the corrupt BN leaders, Sarawak and GPS problem with sitting with PAS, the debt, budget and coronavirus and then his own party conflicts.

    Yes pressure on the issue of corrupt BN leaders and cases need to be pushed BUT fundamentally, its the GPS mistake to sit together with PAS that Pakatan Harapan need to build on over the medium and long term that is the only real foundation for PH return..

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 4:23 am

    Seriously, no one going to ask and talk about why Hadi Awang talking about giving jobs he is in the running for to Sarawak and Sabah and GPS respond is always about MA63?

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 8:26 pm

    And it begins, the back pedal on negotiation Sarawak most difficult principle to uphold..First it’s we have to be in Cabinet before we talk about MA63.. Then they talk about money they will get from MA63 and eventually no talk of absolutely no hudud in Sarawak and Sarawakian..

  4. #4 by winstony on Sunday, 8 March 2020 - 9:01 am

    Well, well, well,
    Are frogs more legitimate and powerful than the will of the people who had spoken with their votes at GE14?
    Millions have been spent on that election and a lot of toil and sweat have also been poured into it!!!
    Only to benefit the frogs??
    What sort of logic is THIS??

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Monday, 9 March 2020 - 5:12 am

    Step back and think what it is really all about. The Malay political leadership could not get rid of their own corruption, of their own making and had to resort to not only others to fix it but to be led by the one who most responsible for the way things are.

    Now, even before they have punish key perpetrator, not to mention fix the system and forget the culture, they want to forget it, not only go back to old regime but now include those who are bigger hypocrites and failures and those even more corrupted but not caught. The premise being they think their worst issue is over and now they can handle it again.

    In short, they think they will not repeat, they think they will do much better and so their compromised excess pride must be restored even if there will be cost.

    Those who think such a premise is “practical politics” just do not have any idea what it takes to really bulit something of lasting. They are simply wrong. Eventually things will get really bad again and seeds of it are from this point. The pride they seize now will be lost in the future.

  6. #6 by good coolie on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 1:57 pm

    Why did frogs jump?

    i. It could be that there is financial reward immediately; or it could be that there is potential reward from a money-farm.

    2. The feeling that one has been side-lined in the succession battle; the backdoor gomen would give more recognition and respect to them
    3. The belief that Race, Religion, and Country would be better served by Malay Bumiputras and Bumiputras of Sabah and Sarawak than local Malays allied with Chinese and Indian politicians.

    4. Better opportunities for business as usual in gold mines such as the GLCs. These unfortunate companies were once milked by the Barisan gomen, and present well-known avenues for personal exploitation. Pakatan Harapan was an obstacle to this aggrandizement.

    5. That is the way to effect the release of corrupt politicians who are subject to court processes. After all, the prosecution going on was merely selective prosecution, they think. Besides, those prosecuted were all coreligionists of the same race as the turncoats. The prosecutor was of another religion and the PM who appointed the prosecutor was ….

    6. Poor Muhyiddin. How can Mahatir ignore the former’s noble ambition to become PM? Now, through his saviour-role once Mahatir resigned in a huff, should not Muhyiddin get his just reward for years of serving Mahatir?

  7. #7 by tmc on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - 5:59 pm

    Hardly has the ground settled, now you see PH/PKR start to bicker. Silly people, haven’t you learnt your lessons the hard way? Lost yourself a legitimate govt because of pure greed and selfishness to take over as PM. Come May, even Tun may have already yielded to the new PM. Why? Do you see any criticism from Perikatan concerning Tun? He’s being wooed and surely this is balm for the soul. If PH cannot keep your mouths zipped, why should he turn up for the roadshows. Azizah should know better than to promote her hubby in public. Really stupid you PH/PKR idiots. Don’t lose sight of the goal, which is to get a “no confidence” or “confidence” vote, and if you win, either PH will be asked to form a new govt or a snap election. Don’t change horses in midfield, you people don’t have the brains up there to conduct a proper campaign, almost everyone making empty noises, so you all have to fully support Tun unless he drops PH in favour of the new govt. Then serves you right. So keep quiet, play dumb, and plan quietly and stealthily, so many traitors around.

  8. #8 by winstony on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 11:03 am

    There’s many a fall twixt the cup and the lip.
    So says a very ancient proverb.
    The PH is a complete disappointment.
    It lost its marbles due to stupidity, self centeredness and egotism.
    The opportunity to make this country great again is within the cusp of its hands.
    And they blew the golden opportunity.
    Perhaps they are drunk with their power.
    What we sorely need right now is a new political party made up of TRUE, ALTRUISTIC, PATRIOTIC politicians/technocrats.

  9. #9 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 2:43 am

    Well, well.. It seems PN has to make a choice between corruption and race.. UMNO not willing to admit that the choice they have to make..

  10. #10 by tmc on Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 4:49 pm

    The new PN govt has started to bicker among themselves for more seats, so let them drink from the poisoned chalice, Covid19 will be their Waterloo. I foresee if they press the new PM too much, he will get back to PH coalition. Whatever, that papagomo has started to rear his head again and more and more people like him. So LGE and family, and other DAPs you must be whiter than white. Is the son the weak link for them to attack? Is he being used? Plan your defence/attack quietly without opening any stupid mouths.

  11. #11 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 5:43 pm

    Perikatan is a joint venture with the corrupt and extremist!!! Azmin & cohorts and Muhiyiddin think they can beat it from within all wrapped up in race and religion?? No matter what Anwar did to them, no matter how difficult the Malays believe DAP slanders, they are just wrong about what they did and will fail.

  12. #12 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 8:53 pm

    Muhiyiddin & Bersatu, Azmin & ex PKR are not so much guilty of betrayal to PH and selfish, they are guilty of simply being wrong. What they did is convenient, comfortable and easier but what is truly wrong is they are wrong on the idea, they are wrong on the need, and they are wrong it will not fail

  13. #13 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 5:10 pm

    428 case of Covid 19. Most of case from nearly two weeks ago event. Its time to declare emergency

  14. #14 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 - 5:43 am

    Most of the case was from Sri Petaling and why it happened? Because PAS do not do math.. and science. 27 cases on Feb 27, many countries infected and they did not see the math 16,000 people in one place from all over was very bad idea.. This happen, corruption will happen again, extremism will get worst, mediocrity will ruin us all including Sarawak & Sabah regardless of MA63, if PAS is in govt.

  15. #15 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 8:21 am

    All the talk about 5 MB missing from meeting on pandemic and no one want to say it. If you have KSN who can “forget” to invite the 5MB, then it’s hopeless to get rid of corruption and extremist religo politics under Perikatan.. It just cannot be done.

  16. #16 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 8:40 am

    You know those 16,0000 people who attended the Sri Petaling tabligh, not one raised concern about the virus and now either blame the govt or insist it’s unfair.. The fact so many, likely all of them did not see it as their responsibility to see and raise the issue, is why corruption and extremist religo politics will come back disastrously eventually under Perikatan

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