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Prime Minister's Office Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre , Putrajaya MALAYSIA. Location Map. (CNN) Malaysians woke Thursday to the shocking news that former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had kicked his one-time protege, Najib. Mahathir has been sworn in as Malaysia's seventh prime minister. Social media images showed the leader-in-waiting wearing traditional.
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She was one of the dozens of opposition candidates elected Wednesday. But for as long as I can contribute, I will continue, and I will back Anwar if that is the wish of the party.
When Mahathir was prime minister in the s, Anwar was jailed on sodomy and corruption charges that critics said were politically motivated. Anwar remains imprisoned after being found guilty of sodomy a second time in under Najib -- a charge he has also said is politically motivated.
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He's expected to be released in June, after serving the bulk of the sentence. In this picture taken late May 6,Wan Azizah, wife of jailed former opposition leader and current Federal opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, addresses supporters during a campaign rally in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the election to be held on May 9.
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Uncertain future For Mahathir and year-old Anwar, this election was likely their last roll of the dice. Anwar taking the premiership through an election won by Mahathir would only months ago have seemed absurd, but it now seems to be very much on the cards, with Najib, once the consummate political survivor, on the way out.
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Malaysians will likely be in for days, if not weeks and months, of uncertainty, as a ruling coalition is hashed out and it is decided how and when Mahathir will step aside for Anwar or another opposition figure.
Mahathir's commitment to the opposition is if he hands over power to Mr. She pointed out under Malaysia's political system, even after he receives a royal pardon, Anwar will still have to win a seat in parliament before he can take the premiership.
Outgoing Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak of the Barisan National party reacts as he addresses the media after his party lost the 14th general election in Kuala Lumpur on May One time strongman As the former head of Barisan Nasional, Mahathir served 22 years as the country's leader before retiring in A former physician, known as "Dr.
Ministers other than the Prime Minister shall hold office during the pleasure of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, unless the appointment of any Minister shall have been revoked by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the Prime Minister but any Minister may resign his office.
Following a resignation in other circumstances, defeated in an election or the death of a prime minister, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong will generally appoint as Prime Minister the person voted by the governing party as their new leader.
Malaysian federal budget The power of the prime minister is subject to a number of limitations. Prime ministers removed as leader of his or her party, or whose government loses a vote of no confidence in the House of Representatives, must advise a new election of the lower house or resign the office.
The defeat of a supply bill one that concerns the spending of money or unable to pass important policy-related legislation is seen to require the resignation of the government or dissolution of Parliament, much like a non-confidence vote, since a government that cannot spend money is hamstrung, also called loss of supply.
The prime minister's party will normally have a majority in the House of Representatives and party discipline is exceptionally strong in Malaysian politics, so passage of the government's legislation through the House of Representatives is mostly a formality.
However, Article 40 1 states that in most cases, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is bound to exercise his powers on the advice of the Cabinet or a minister acting under the Cabinet's general authority.
Thus, most of the day-to-day work of governing is actually done by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. Caretaker Prime Minister[ edit ] Under Article 55 3 of Constitution of Malaysiathe lower house of Parliament unless sooner dissolved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong with his own discretion on the advice of the prime minister shall continue for five years from the date of its first meeting.
Article 55 4 of the Constitution permits a delay of 60 days of general election to be held from the date of dissolution and Parliament shall be summoned to meet on a date not later than days from the date of dissolution.