AG: No time limit for interim PM, can appoint cabinet members
Thomas says MPs can move a confidence motion to support Mahathir as PM or anyone else when Dewan Rakyat meets on March 10.A - There is no time limit attached to the office of the interim prime minister, who may decide whether to appoint cabinet members at his discretion, said Attorney-General Tommy Thomas. "An interim PM has all the powers attached to the office of prime minister. That includes appointing or not appointing cabinet members as he wishes. "Because Dewan Rakyat sits from March 10, a confidence motion can be moved for him or anyone else. There is no time limit to the office of an interim prime minister. Hence to state there is a 10-day or any other definite period is wrong," Thomas ( above Malaysiakini when contacted. This means MPs can move a confidence motion to support Langkawi MP Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister, or anyone else, when the Dewan Rakyat meets on March 10. Earlier, chief secretary to the government Mohd Zuki Ali announced that Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has accepted Mahathir’s resignation as prime minister, but has him as interim prime minister. This is until a new prime minister and cabinet can be appointed. A source had told Malaysiakini that the King could take up to 10 days to decide which coalition has majority support in the Dewan Rakyat to form the new government. Meanwhile in a separate statement, Zuki ( above ) said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has assented to the prime minister’s advice to cancel the appointments of all cabinet members following his resignation. This is in line with Article 43(5) of the Federal Constitution, he said. “As such, the duties of administration members (encompassing the deputy prime minister, ministers, deputy ministers, and political secretaries) cease on the same date,” he said. Related Reports Read more: malaysiakini.com
If you have any dignity left, resign before get sacked Suddenly AG also in support of PM This ag also interim Pls retire for good The 1st AG that is not the puppet of the GOV....soon a puppet will take over and all case settle.... Utterly nonsense. Just 1 PM can turn the whole government upside down a joke to the world.
Bias partisan AG.. Resign please AG. An eyesore to the rakyat. Rubbish After APEC right? 😄😄😄 Even professional can be in cabinet as interim!
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So Dr M can be PM till the next GE? Isn't that he wanted all along? Now our investors will scoot like the wind since there is no stability in the country. anwaribrahim please be responsible and take over as PM to restore the nation's fractured confidence The plot thickened.. 😁 We dont want to hear from you anymore. Go rest, uncle
Which means PH will be back as Federal Government this week but minus Bersatu Ministers and maybe plus Ministers from Warisan and GPS Ministers. - jezlai He is even more powerful & he can appoint whoever he wants to the cabinet! Mari kita beramai ramai gelakkan Anwar, Mat Sabu dan LGE. Now Anwar is truly PM Tepi forever and ever!
Get lost Tommy is far the best AG Malaysia has had , knowledgeable and in history handling the worse kleptomaniacs ever Malaysia would have seen . Are you ready Mr AG? it's not just limited to ministers only but people like you also...got it. TT, please step down, ur biased, full of hatred and racism.
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AG pun kena angkat kaki😂 Sack the AG please. Geram tgk bibir Tommy JENG JENG JENG ........ please go Thank you for your service Shouldn't this AG be sacked also? get lost already
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