KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Mar: The dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) before the dissolve of Parliament is seen as a bizarre situation and it has never happened in the history of Malaysia.
This situation in feared to give financial implications, especially when some of the big decisions are made despite the end of the mandate rule.
Pokok Sena Member of Parliament, Datuk Mahfuz Omar said that the mandate given by the people to rule during the election is only for five years since 8 March 2008.
This situation is further supported by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s statement asking the people to give another five-year mandate to Umno-BN.
“When the mandate has ended, it is the people’s right to give a new mandate.
“The current situation I characterise as snatching the people’s power without weapons,” he said in a press conference at the PAS headquarters.
According to him, during the ‘cease mandate’ on 8 March 2013, the government should announce the results of projects that have been approved as well as several agreements included in the Langkawi International Maritime Exhibition (LIMA ’13).
He explained that an interim government that comes into power after the dissolve of the DUN or Parliament to manage daily business cannot make decisions with financial implications.
The Negeri Sembilan DUN is set to become the first state facing automatic dissolution at midnight today, 27 March 2013.
Additionally, Mahfuz demanded that the security forces, especially the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein, to control security until the elections take place.
This is due to previous claims, including from Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Election Commission (EC) Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusof, who said that there may be disturbances that threaten the smooth running of the 13th General Elections (GE-13).
“If there are documents and enough information, why not take action?
“The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) should be aware before PR talks are disturbed.
“I dare say that they have the protection of certain parties, including a police ‘guarantee’,” he added.