As posted by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Che Det on September 29, 2015
1. I read a report that the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat will not allow a motion of non-confidence to be tabled in the Dewan by anyone.
2. He insists that only he can decide whether such a motion can be put before the house or not.
3. The reason he says is that Parliamentary standing orders are silent on this matter. Also it had never been done before.
4. True, it had never been done before. That was because none of the previous five Prime Ministers had 2.6 billion Ringgit in their personal accounts, nor have they been involved in financial scandals and the alleged murder of anyone.
5. None of the previous Prime Ministers had dismantled the institutions investigating into the origins and whereabout of the money they had.
6. None of the previous Prime Ministers had borrowed RM42 billion at high cost to set up a development fund which became involved in shady deals.
7. None of them had invested more than one billion USD in dubious joint-venture projects with equally dubious Arab companies.
8. None of them had dissolved the joint-venture company only 6 months after formation and converted the 1MDB capital into loan with the partner they don’t think they should continue to have the joint-venture with.
9. But Najib is involved in all these. And now, other than saying the 1MDB assets are worth more than the 42 billion Ringgit borrowed, he cannot prove where the money is. The assets are actually Government land which Najib allowed 1MDB to acquire at ridiculously low prices, and then revalued 500 times more.
10. A vote of non-confidence is totally democratic. Parliament may not have any provision for it but the Constitution, the supreme law of the country clearly states that if the Prime Minister no longer commands the support of the majority of the members of Parliaments, he should resign. Article 43 (4) of the Federal Constitution states “If the Prime Minister ceases to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the House of Representatives, then, unless at his request the Yang di-Pertuan Agong dissolves Parliament, the Prime Minister shall tender the resignation of the Cabinet”.
11. So, is the Speaker trying to ignore the constitution?
12. Today, if you go abroad, foreigners, especially their press will ask, “Hey, what is happening to your country?” You will feel ashamed, but you can do nothing about it. The people who can do something are totally without shame. They openly admit to having received money by the millions from the Prime Minister. This is corruption at its worst. They support the PM because he gave them money, money which he cannot explain with any credibility that he obtained legally.
13. No wonder Malaysia is now listed as among the top of the corrupt countries of the world. And now the supporters of the Government do not even respect the Constitution.
14. No vote of non-confidence because the speaker will not allow it.