Early dissolution crucial for multi-party politics

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

There is no precedent that parliament must sit out the full term and it is widely believed that the public are more inclined to want an earlier election rather than parliament serving its full term. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 4, 2022.

PROPONENTS of fixed-term Parliament are confident that an election date known by everyone in this country would eliminate the guessing game and provide much needed stability.  

If that convention is established, the prime minister would effectively lose his power to advise the monarch to seek an early dissolution for a snap election to be held.  

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