December 19th, 2004, 09:46 AM
Everyone know that the General Election in Malaysia is held between every 4 to 5 years and the election is for choosing the Parliament and also the DUN. But why don't the Prime Minister been elected by the election. It will be a good things for Malaysians for a right to choose for their leader, not been choose by the former Prime Minister. Just want you all to give some opinion :)
December 19th, 2004, 10:08 AM
We're not a republic lah with direct presidential election of a President like U.S. or France. We're more like the British or Japan with Prime Minister and Cabinet system. The PM and the cabinet must be MPs (member of parliament) so which means they must have the people's mandate also.
The prime minister is head of the cabinet that is vested with executive power, the prime minister is at the top of the executive branch. He leads the political party or a coalition of parties that holds the majority seats in our lower house Dewan Rakyat. So there must be a clear consensus among the winning political party's MPs who should become the PM... it's not like our current PM is elected by former PM....