Literarily Malaysia has a Prime Minister now, but according to the Federal Constitution, he is “not the Prime Minister” because he has lost his majority, Political Analyst Dr. Azmi Hassan said.
This is the current situation now, Azmi Hassan told Malaysia World News (MWN) during an online interview.
“Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in a special address yesterday, while offering bipartisan, had admitted he has lost his majority.
“So according to the constitution, he should have resigned.
“In the Malaysian constitution, the Prime Minister has to demonstrate that he has the majority support of the MPs in the Dewan Rakyat,” the political analyst said.
With Muhyiddin Yassin not resigning, the situation will create more political turmoil, Azmi added.
It is likely the Prime Minister`s cooperation offer will not help the PN government, especially when this latter is at its weaker point.
“I could see that political leaders in UMNO and Pakatan Harapan (PH) are in common interests, politically and strategically, and there is no reason for them to join the PN as this latter is at its weakest point.
“Both UMNO and the opposition parties in PH have outlined that they will not support or let their MPs to support or join Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin `s Perikatan Nasional (PN) Government.
“But the problem is within UMNO. There are many UMNO MPs who are willing to join PN Government. This is very clear and obvious.
“But within PH, there is no clear sign yet that any of their MPs are willing or will join PN and go against the wishes of their leaders,” Azmi added.
On the question whether UMNO will join Anwar Ibrahim to form a new government, UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has many times said that he will not work with Anwar and DAP, this in line with the UMNO grassroots’ wish.
“So it is not sure whether UMNO will support Anwar to become the new Prime Minister,” Azmi said.
If Muhyiddin resigns, Malaysia will be without any Prime Minister, and therefore the opposition parties (and perhaps the current ruling party) will come to the consensus that they need to compromise.
“Only when Malaysia has no government, then the UMNO MPs will have to support Anwar or the other way round, Anwar will need to support UMNO to form a new government. Either way, it needs to happen, “Azmi said.
He added, nobody among the MPs can claim or prove he/she has the majority support in the Dewan Rakyat.
“For the time being, there is no political party that has a clear majority.
“No one party has a majority in this case for now,” Azmi stressed.-Malaysia World News