Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said, it is up to the Dewan Rakyat to decide who will be the next Prime Minister after he resign.
The Dewan Rakyat is the ultimate decider who decides the fate of any prime ministerial candidate, he said in an exclusive interview with Malaya Post.
Though Dr Mahathir says he will keep his promise to hand over the premiership to PKR president Anwar Ibrahim he stressed that the Dewan Rakyat will be the final say, adding that the candidate may not be able to become prime minister if he does not have the majority support in the parliament.
“If I refuse to resign but the majority in the Dewan Rakyat rejects me, I will fall. So the ones that truly have the power are the Dewan Rakyat and its members.
“If the Dewan Rakyat members do not support the candidate he cannot become prime minister,” he said.