Gurdial Singh Nijar | What PKR's sacking of MB means in constitutional law
The sacking of Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim from membership of his own political party – PKR – has brought to the forefront several constitutional issues.
First, the MB was appointed from the party – or in this case a coalition of parties (Pakatan Rakyat) – on the basis that he commanded the confidence of the majority of the coalition. If this ‘command of the confidence’ is clear then, by convention, the sultan is obliged to appoint such a person as the MB.
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What PKR's sacking of MB means in constitutional law
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