The Agong Is Not Obligated To Meet Anwar

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It is just like in February 2020 when Anwar forced Mahathir to resign — and he did. But that did not mean Anwar automatically took over as the new Prime Minister. It was Muhyiddin who took over as the new Prime Minister or PM8. And this can happen again if Anwar tries to oust Muhyiddin. The post of PM9 may go to someone else other than Anwar.

(The Star) – Any attempt to stop Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from meeting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is undemocratic and has exceeded normal boundaries, says PKR.

Party information chief Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said Anwar had sought an audience with the King before his announcement on Wednesday that he had obtained majority support from MPs.

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Anwar may successfully oust Muhyiddin but that does not mean he will become PM9

The perception that PKR and Anwar Ibrahim are trying to create is that (1) Anwar has 123 Members of Parliament who support him for Prime Minister (2) Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong is legally obligated to grant Anwar an audience (3) Anwar is “undemocratically” being denied this audience.

Who are those 123 MPs who support Anwar and want him to take over as Prime Minister or PM9? Why will Anwar not name them? If they have really signed Statutory Declarations or SDs to state they support Anwar to take over as PM9, then there must be public records of this since they need to be signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths.

Anwar has cried wolf too many times. He first did this in 1998 when he tried to oust Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (and ended up in jail instead). He did it again in 2008 with his “16 September” stunt. Then, in February 2020, when he tried to force Mahathir to resign — which Mahathir did and which triggered the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government.

Anwar cried wolf too many times since 1998

Yes, in February 2020 Anwar forced Mahathir to resign. So, Mahathir resigned. And then the Pakatan Harapan government collapsed. But then they blame Mahathir instead of Anwar for the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government. But was it not Anwar in February 2020 who wanted Mahathir to resign?

And now Anwar is doing it again and everyone, Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong included, are quite sick and tired of Anwar’s “I have the numbers” mantra.

 

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Article 43(2)(a) of Malaysia’s Constitution

So, Anwar has 123 MPs who want him to become PM9, is it? Who are they? Name them, because thus far all those MPs rumoured (rumours which PKR are spreading) to be in support of Anwar have all come out to publicly deny they support Anwar to take over as PM9.

Anwar has offered to bury the many criminal cases against Najib Tun Razak, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, and all those others, if Umno supports him as PM9. Anwar said he will ensure that they will win all their appeals in the Court of Appeal.

How can they be sure Anwar will keep his word? Anwar is not one known for keeping promises. Even his “…saya ulang, dalam 24 jam…” promise to the voters was an empty promise. Nothing happened in that 24 jam he promised.

Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah dan Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj.

There is no law that says His Majesty the Agong must grant Anwar an audience

No, His Majesty the Agong does not need to legally layan Anwar. His Majesty can meet Anwar the way that His Majesty the previous Agong met Mahathir regarding his so-called 1.3 million signatures on the Petition Rakyat. Just have tea and then send him home with nothing.

If Anwar really has 123 MPs with him, then table and pass a vote of no confidence against the government in Parliament. If that passes then Muhyiddin Yassin can request an audience with His Majesty to either resign as Prime Minister or bubar/dissolve Parliament to make way for GE15 (like what Shafie Apdal did in Sabah).

Article 40(2)(a) and (b) of Malaysia’s Constitution 

His Majesty can either agree or disagree with Muhyiddin’s request to bubar Parliament. That is stated in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. In that case, His Majesty will then have to decide who should take over as PM9. And the person whom His Majesty chooses must be one of the MPs who in His Majesty’s opinion will have the confidence of the majority of the House.

In other words, Anwar can push for a vote of no confidence against Muhyiddin. If not less than 112 MPs vote for it then the PM must go meet the Agong to tender the resignation of his entire government (yes, the resignation of the entire government, not just the PM). Then His Majesty has to choose a new Prime Minister whom His Majesty believes will command the support of the majority (not necessarily Anwar).

It is just like in February 2020 when Anwar forced Mahathir to resign — and he did. But that did not mean Anwar automatically took over as the new Prime Minister. It was Muhyiddin who took over as the new Prime Minister or PM8. And this can happen again if Anwar tries to oust Muhyiddin. The post of PM9 may go to someone else other than Anwar.

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