EMBATTLED Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has again maneuvered himself clear of a no confidence vote and any clarification of the legitimacy of his coup coalition by executing his authority to fix the much awaited May 18 parliament sitting to hold just the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s speech.
Dewan Rakyat speaker Mohd Ariff Yusof, who last week accepted proposals from Langkawi member of parliament Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Batu Sapi MP Liew Vui Keong for the tabling a no confidence vote and for parliament to convence for eight days instead of one, today issued the latest schedule of proceedings.
Under fire Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional government were handed a blow when their bid to overthrow the Kedah state government through defections, was blocked by the Sultan of Kedah today, who called for the existing government to steer the state clear of the Covid 19 crisis.
However, Covid 19 is the same excuse used by Muhyiddin as explained by Mohd Ariff in his statement, to force an irrelevant parliament sitting which is to merely steer clear of regulations that require the current session to convene before the June 4 deadline, which would end a six month period since the last sitting.
According to Mohd Ariff’s statement there will not be any further agenda after the King’s speech.