Friday, July 10, 2015
If Najib can be ousted why has it not happened yet?
Salleh Said Keruak
Constitutional expert Prof Dr Abdul Aziz Bari said today that the only way to oust Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is to pass a vote of no confidence in Parliament.
Aziz was responding to the rumour that was circulating yesterday that the Deputy Prime Minister and the Attorney-General had met His Majesty the Agong to discuss the removal of the Prime Minister.
There is no provision in the Constitution for the Agong to remove a Prime Minister. The Agong only appoints a Prime Minister and Malaysians need to be aware of this fact.
A former minister, in turn, said that Umno members must choose between the party and the party president. He appears to have forgotten that the Umno members have already chosen and they have chosen to support the Prime Minister rather than those who are plotting his removal.
The former minister is suggesting that the country will go through a political and economic turmoil if Najib is not removed as Prime Minister. If the country does go through any turmoil it is going to be because of the actions of those who are trying to oust the Prime Minister and in doing so are creating turmoil.
The perception being created is that the Prime Minister is about to fall and can no longer hold on to power. If that is so then why do they need to continue the attacks? If the Prime Minister is about to fall then just sit quiet and wait for it to happen.
The fact that the attacks are continuing is because they know that the Prime Minister is not about to fall like they say he is. If not there is no need for all these attacks. And if the Prime Minister can be brought down through these attacks it would have already happened considering how fiercely they are attacking him only.