Zahid wants new legislation to secure government’s uninterrupted tenure

DEPUTY Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi stated that there is a need to draft a new Bill of Rights to guarantee the government’s ability to serve a full term of five years in power.

This should apply to a government with a dominant party or a coalition in power and should be done to prevent the previous experiences of alternating governments in the same term from repeating, according to the UMNO president.

“I would like to suggest that a bill be tabled that, if a government is formed either by a dominant party or by a combination of dominant parties and with the approval of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, then it should be maintained until the end of the term.

“If not, we will experience things that have happened before and it is not good for the country and the people as a whole,” the Bagan Datuk MP noted at the Rural and Regional Development’s Strategic Direction Ministry press conference.

He also pointed out that it would prevent the history of changing three prime ministers from repeating. – Jan 13, 2023

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