No urgency for confidence, no-confidence motions

by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH / pic by BERNAMA

THERE is no urgency to bring forward the no-confidence and confidence motions submitted against Prime Minister (PM) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (picture) said there is evidently trust in the PM when Budget 2021 received a majority vote at the policy stage recently.

“MPs are allowed to submit a no-confidence or confidence vote against the PM, but such proposals must be in order and in accordance with the Meeting Rules 26 (1) and 27 (3) of the Regulations of the House of Representatives.

“In line with the Meeting Rules, the arrangement must prioritise the government’s business and should take precedence over other matters,” he told Dewan Rakyat today.

He was responding to a query by Hassan Abdul Karim (PH-Pasir Gudang) on when the motions will be tabled, debated and voted in the Dewan Rakyat.

There are 25 no-confidence motions and two confidence motions submitted against Muhyiddin for the current Dewan Rakyat sitting.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said bringing forward the motions would be against the Parliament’s Standing Order, and that they will be tabled after all government matters are completed.