Aliran has just released this message:
In light of a possible loss of confidence in Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Aliran stresses the importance of upholding parliamentary democracy instead of sidelining it.
We reiterate the urgency of convening Parliament to resolve the multiple crises facing the nation. It is alarming that Parliament is only sitting for 52 days from March to December 2020.
The only way to resolve the political impasse is to do things openly and in line with parliamentary convention.
MPs should have the option of voting on a motion of confidence in Parliament. In the UK, this can take the form of a confidence motion (by the government) or a no-confidence motion (usually by the opposition).
Such motions should not be lowered down the order paper after “government business”. Under parliamentary convention, a no-confidence vote takes precedence over normal parliamentary business for the day and usually begins with speeches by the prime minister and the leader of the opposition. In the UK, there have been three votes of confidence and 23 votes of no-confidence since 1945. Full statement on Aliran website