Confidence motion on Perikatan govt would work in theory, say constitutional lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — The collective responsibility of the Cabinet meant a confidence motion on it would also have the effect of one against the prime minister, said law experts.

Commenting on Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s suggestion for such a motion against the Perikatan Nasional government, they agreed this could serve as a proxy for a vote of confidence specifically on the PM.

“In my view it is the same thing. Under our constitution, the person who forms the Cabinet is the prime minister,” Kuala Lumpur Bar Practice Reform Committee’s Surendra Ananth said.

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