Malaysiakini portal has the comprehensive report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89522 on this subject PKR vice-president R Sivarasa said ,” fresh elections would be held within six months to a year of the alliance gaining control of Parliament. This is done to dispel any worries that the government is unethical or undemocratic and will do a world of good for the new government in question. Fresh Polls .? Who calls the shots..? It really is going to happen by looking at the “mood of the country” as a whole as Abdullah cannot expect to carry on with the crossovers/migrations/hoping and defections of MPs hanging over his administration. What does he do then..? After 916 has gone by,there will still be other dates as an political analyst was quick to point out because of the BN “Taiwan agricutural field trip”
The following are excerpts from Malaysiakini which should be sufficient to answer many questions. We ask will the AGUNG as the KINGMAKER used the prerogrative to apply this ruling for the benefit of the country and the rakyat as a whole.? The stage is thus set for a fresh polls GE13 don’t you think..?
“According to Malaysian law, the king has the right to accept and formalise any new government that can show proof of sufficient mandate in Parliament. Alternatively, he could order fresh general elections, provided the prime minister – either outgoing or incoming – recommends it .
“We don’t agree it is undemocratic because our federal constitution, under article 48, does not allow an MP to resign. So if they want to shift, the only way is to cross over. This rule is put in by the Barisan itself. But having said that, we also recognise the importance to reaffirm the mandate from the people,” said Sivarasa.
“We don’t mind even if the king calls for dissolution of Parliament, that’s up to him. But we would be the new caretaker government and we will go into fresh elections making sure that it is as fair and clean as possible,” he added.
Under Article 48(6), MPs are barred from taking office for five years if they resign. Because of this technicality, only MPs who wish to retire from office resign, whereas MPs who only wish to change parties would be forced to cross over.