,Legal experts have panned Attorney-General Idrus Harun's comment that it is unnecessary for Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to face a confidence vote in Parliament. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 5, 2021
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ATTORNEY-GENERAL Idrus Harun should have not suggested that Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob does not need to face a confidence vote in the Dewan Rakyat, legal experts said. They said that seeking a motion of confidence is part of a democratic process and does not diminish the power of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong under the Federal Constitution. Lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla said that Idrus’ suggestion implied that there is a conflict of interest between the prime minister (PM) and the attorney-general (AG). “His suggestion is not right and is against the rule of law. He cannot make suggestions that seem to precede the government,” Haniff said. “In this matter, the King himself had said that anyone who was appointed as the PM must undergo a vote of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat and by having the vote of confidence, it does not erode the power of the King although his Majesty had agreed to Ismail’s appointment as the PM. “The AG must be fair in his statement and must not take sides,” Haniff added. Yesterday, Idrus said Ismail need not undergo a vote of confidence as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is already satisfied with his majority in Parliament. The king had an audience with 114 out of 220 MPs on August 19 to confirm their statutory declarations in support of Ismail, Idrus said. The Bera MP took his oath of office as PM on August 21. The AG said that since Ismail had been made the country’s ninth prime minister in accordance with processes stated in the federal constitution, there is no need for a confidence vote. Lawyer Kee Hui Yee said Ismail needs to prove his majority as it is in line with the spirit of democracy. She explained that although the constitution does not require such a motion to be tabled in Parliament, it is one of the ways to end a political crisis. “Part of the AG’s role is to advise the government on the laws with regard to the administration of the country, but I do not agree with the comments he made about (a) vote of confidence (not being) required. “He needs to prove it and the people have the right to know whether Ismail truly commands the confidence of the house. “It is to show and convince the public you have enough support,” she said. In a press statement by Istana Negara on August 18, the King decreed that whoever became the new prime minister ought to face a vote of confidence in Parliament. This was also communicated to the representatives of political parties on August 17, when the King had an audience with the respective party heads.