Allow Parliament to test Muhyiddin’s support

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Last week’s events have left many people horrified. It was certainly a leap year 29 February with so many MPs leap-frogging left, right and centre. Appalling. And now the tainted old guard are back. But the struggle for a new, more inclusive, Malaysia continues.

Aliran issued this statement today:

Aliran is appalled over the ousting of a democratically elected government by MPs who cast aside the five-year mandate given by voters in the last general election.

The people’s will in 2018 has been thwarted.

It seems that we are now going to be governed by a new coalition that includes a number of questionable characters. This can only be described as an extraordinary subversion of democracy.

For far too many of our politicians, words like integrity, honesty and accountability apparently no longer apply. Instead what has been exposed are self-serving and scheming individuals, manipulating events for their own benefit and agenda.

Aliran urges that the scheduled 9 March parliamentary sitting should go ahead as planned. Any delay will prolong the political uncertainty and allow time for unethical deals to entice support.

Parliament is meant to represent the people’s voice through their elected representatives. It is thus the most appropriate avenue to test if the newly appointed prime minister really commands the confidence of the majority of MPs.

Pakatan Harapan should be allowed to bring up a vote of no-confidence to see if the newly appointed PM has a simple majority in Parliament. This should be the first order of business.

If the newly appointed PM is unable to command a majority, then the PH leader should be given a chance to show he has the majority.

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Whichever leader can command the majority should be allowed to form the government and see through the remaining three years of the five-year term.

If the situation cannot be resolved through this process, it may be necessary to call for a snap general election.

This country needs leaders of integrity who can place principles and the interests of ordinary people above selfish political ambitions and polarising communal politics.

Aliran executive committee
2 March 2020

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Bayi Yoda
Bayi Yoda
4 Mar 2020 8.33am

Political scenarios in Bolehland are very fluid and subject to the pull of earthy rewards and promises of heavenly ethnic redemptions so the third force seeking moral justice and principles ought to remember these factors.

Chipmunk
Chipmunk
4 Mar 2020 11.34am

The meltdown of Pakatan Harapan
By Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj
https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/513137

PH failed to address Malay Agenda and irked B40 with subsidy removal.

Ma jiji
Ma jiji
15 Mar 2020 8.31am

Obviously the Covid-19 is going out of hand in Malaysia ! Still fighting over politics will eventually killing all of us !

Chipmunk
Chipmunk
13 Mar 2020 8.37pm

Anil should have little appetite for back door politics, can now revert back to food talk.

This is an interesting BBC Food Chain podcast, episode on “The end of the road for street food?”
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csyp1q
A Penang hawker was interviewed.

Brock Heyman
Brock Heyman
11 Mar 2020 3.17pm

Mahathir was the chief architect of the collapse of Pakatan Harapan and they know it. Why did he not name a date for Anwar to take over from him? This was the main cause of instability in Pakatan Harapan and gave the ‘green light’ to plotters to start scheming. Why did he not appoint the ‘supremos’ in PKR and DAP, namely Anwar Ibrahim and Lim Kit Siang as senior Ministers? Why did Mahathir allow all the mindless provocations to continue by his deafening silence? Why did he undermine the Manifesto, saying the promises were unrealistic and were made because PH… Read more »

bumi non malay
5 Mar 2020 9.12am

LODGE AN INJUNCTION IN THE HIGHEST FEDERAL COURT TO DECLARE CURRENT PM APPOINTMENT MUHYIDDIN AS INVALID AND NULL AND VOID BECAUSE … HIS SD DECLARATION IS (ALLEGEDLY) FALSE. SUBMIT TO THE SEVEN FEDERAL COURT BENCH TO DO THE COUNTING OF THE SD FROM HARAPAN TO DECLARE THAT CURRENT PM IS ILLEGAL AND CANNOT FORM GOVERNMENT UNTIL CURRENT PM MUJYIDDIN YASSIN SD FORMS ARE SUBMITTED TO THE 7 HIGH COURT JUDGES TO COUNT!! THIS ORDER WILL STOP MUHYIDDIN AND HIS BUNCH OF .. UMNO-PAS-BERSATU-PN-BN FROM FORMING GOVERNMENT! THIS IS A ONE DAY JOB FOR THE 7 JUDGES TO SIT DOWN AND… Read more »

Chipmunk
Chipmunk
3 Mar 2020 1.59pm

Almost 60% of those from the lower economic group supports Perikatan Nasional — the new alliance formed between Umno, PAS, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) as well as Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS), while 71% Malaysians in the higher income bracket are still Pakatan Harapan (PH), according to a poll conducted by international polling firm YouGov.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/03/03/almost-60pc-lower-tier-economic-group-prefers-perikatan-nasional-survey-sho/1842927

Bayi Yoda
Bayi Yoda
16 Mar 2020 1.22pm

Bleak economy if virus pandermic persists till June?

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/03/16/bleak-economy-layoffs-if-covid-19-problem-persists-past-june/

Perikatan or Pakatan under severe yest ahead?

3rd Force to become more practical in times of high household debts and job layoffs?

Zun
Zun
13 Mar 2020 4.41pm

Now that things have settled, we await the next major move by Najib dan gang. If Muhyiddin refuses to give in, they will bring umno out and PN will collapse. But that may not happen at all during this term. Najib may lose his case, but he won’t be going to sg buloh straight away as he will definitely exhaust all avenues of appeal till the federal court. That may very well last till pru15.

Chipmunk
Chipmunk
12 Mar 2020 10.36am

PM Muhyiddin’s new PN cabinet has 3 ministries created to replace Yeo Bee Yin’s former portfolio in Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change:
1) Environmental Ministry
2) Energy and Natural Resources Ministry,
3) Science, Technology & Innovation Ministry.

Job creation or sign of bloating civil service on the horizon?

glissantia
glissantia
13 Mar 2020 2.10pm
Reply to  Chipmunk

Wonderful news! So we don’t have to worry about climate change. The renovations and construction of offices, jobs, etc. for the new ministries wll also “stimulate the ecomomy” and reduce joblessness. I think this is very far-sighted. Think big, think positive.

Chipmunk
Chipmunk
12 Mar 2020 9.58am

Back door politics and froggers are not immediate issues to Penang folks as many are stockpiling essential items in anticipation of potential lockdown after the scare from Motorola Covid19?

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/12/loo-and-behold-panic-buying-hits-penang

Chipmunk
Chipmunk
11 Mar 2020 12.47pm

Will we see Penang Forum folks working with Tuan Ibrahim the new Environment Minister to stop the Penang Southern Reclamation ?

https://www.thesundaily.my/local/penang-pas-wants-new-govt-to-review-transport-master-plan-AG2109002

Bayi Yoda
Bayi Yoda
14 Mar 2020 8.17am
Reply to  Chipmunk

Imagine Khoo Salma engaging Tuan Ibrahim sure meletop just can’t wait to see the process with Anil possibly being the interpreter???

Bigjoe
Bigjoe
7 Mar 2020 4.11am

Horse trading is normal in democracy. Italy, Taiwan etc all have worst horse trading. What makes ours uncomfortable is that its based on race and even more scarier religion, specifically hegemonistic Islam. Like it or not, the issue of future of Islam, in the world, is no longer avoidable is right here in our everyday lives. GPS made a horrible mistake to go to bed PAS thinking it worst than avoiding DAP for their corruption. Hadi Awang is not completely lying when he says he is not interested in Cabinet or DPM position. He is interested to be Ayatollah of… Read more »

glissantia
glissantia
8 Mar 2020 1.46pm
Reply to  Bigjoe

Horse-trading only goes on due to (a) selective supervision (friendly regulation) of unexplained wealth (b) the convenient absence of laws to prohibit it. It is the most obvious aspect of fascism: “democracy” subservient to wealth.

Khun Pana
Khun Pana
7 Mar 2020 4.10am

Now that the bunch of pirates are back. The good news this week is that the US DOJ decided to delay the repatriation of the 1MDB money to Bolehland.The ultimate litmus test is during a general election. Not the MPs. Hopefully the PH fellas come to their senses and not to nominate that Tun (if a General election is call for).

Bigjoe
Bigjoe
3 Mar 2020 2.26pm

It does not matter. Muhiyiddin can get the votes by the time Parliament convene. Mahathir and Anwar credibility are damaged. Even if Muhiyiddin keep prosecuting Najib and Zahid Hamidi etc, he will get their votes.

The only possible way it changes is if GPS is pressured to turn because PAS is the second biggest block of votes in Perikatan and Shariah is inevitable including in Sarawak. If the criticism of GPS gets loud enough from Sarawak, and GPS is forced to turn, then maybe but its highly unlikely.

Brock Heyman
Brock Heyman
11 Mar 2020 3.26pm
Reply to  Bigjoe

Watch this great speech by Mat Sabu
https://youtu.be/FcMmP7-3acM

We must object to back door government and katakracy!

Ma jiji
Ma jiji
3 Mar 2020 9.10am

Despite of all the accusations of both ends, what we the Rakyat actually want is “well-being” of the nation and not all those crazy politicking !

Amran
Amran
9 Mar 2020 5.40pm

Malaysia should be renamed Malayland, in recognition of Tanah Melayu. Surely PN will consider this to please its supporters!

Wei
Wei
5 Mar 2020 11.54am

i am really excited about the new government and congratulation to Teh Susu, your prayer has been answered ! your beloved PAS is in the government now and the much hated DAP dumped, the noble penang forum should be rejoicing too..
now the holy men are in charge now, can’t wait for the banning of gambling, alcohol , cinema and best of all, all development project in penang…