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By convention and democratic practice, Anwar should be asked to form the government

This convention must be honoured and respected in the interest of parliamentary democracy

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The outcome of the 2022 general election has created a headache over who should form the government. While Perikatan Nasional (including Pas) are lobbying to be considered to be in the running to form the next Malaysian government, do they deserve to be considered first for this?

Going by convention and democratic practice, Pakatan Harapan should be entitled to this consideration. It being the single solid block with the biggest number of seats, the opportunity to form the next government deservedly belongs to them. This convention and democratic practice must be honoured and respected in the interest of parliamentary democracy.

Malaysians are confident that this fact will not go unnoticed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Malaysians are confident that the Agong will adhere to this practice and will give Anwar Ibrahim the first opportunity to try to form the next government.

Past presidents of the Bar Council and prominent individuals have appealed to the Agong to give consideration to Anwar first. These are individuals with standing in society and their views must count.

Malaysians will stand behind His Majesty the Agong when he upholds the traditional convention and adheres to the principles of parliamentary democracy.

It has been said, “For the health of parliamentary democracy, this matter now needs to be brought to a swift conclusion.”

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Lim eng gaik
Lim eng gaik
23 Nov 2022 7.40am

I agree Dato Anwar lbrahim shld b our PM from today onwards.

21 Nov 2022 10.17am

I agree that Anwar be made the PM

Seang lin tan
20 Nov 2022 11.44pm

I have lived in Malaysia, Singapore, UK and Canada and in every parliamentary democracy, party with most seats MUST be given first chance to form govt, otherwise it is a dictatorship and not democracy.

Ng Kam Fong
Ng Kam Fong
20 Nov 2022 11.37pm

PH has the mandate and should be given the go ahead to form the next government. The concluded election is just a mere clown circus, not a show of democracy, if the party voted in is sidelined to form the next government. The ppl has spoken. The ppl don’t want another foul play, another backdoor government. Enough is enough.

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