KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20, 2015:
It is not an offence to topple a government via a vote of no confidence, thus police cannot investigate any lawmakers intending to do so , a PKR lawyer said.
Latheefa Koya argued that a vote of no confidence to oust the Prime Minister was permitted under the Federal Constitution. “Investigate under which act? It’s not clear what their charges are.
“The Prime Minister is not a king that cannot be changed. The Prime Minister can be changed if he loses the majority support of members of Parliament ,” she told The Rakyat Post.
Latheefa was responding to PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man’s statement yesterday where he urged Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to investigate those who were allegedly involved in a plot to overthrow the Prime Minister citing it to be detrimental to parliamentary democracy in Malaysia through Section 124B of the Penal Code.
In this matter, Latheefa said any provision in the law, whether it was under Section 4 of the Sedition Act or Section 124B of the Penal Code, offences pertaining to it being detrimental to parliamentary democracy did not apply in this issue.
“There is no connection,” said the PKR central committee member.
Last Saturday, when officiating the Ampang Umno delegates meeting in the capital, Umno vice president and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed that there was a movement to overthrow the government by the opposition with the support of an Umno leader.