Talk:Malaysian Prime Minister dissolves Parliament, makes way for elections

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this would make for a good source (while quite opiniated): http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41175 Sean Heron - (talk) 18:58, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=39301 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sean Heron (talkcontribs) 19:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC) http://www.parlimen.gov.my/eng-dR-statistik.htm Sean Heron - (talk) 21:34, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

This is especially interesting (I think) : http://bersih.org/?page_id=517 , its demands of an group for electoral reform, the one that held a rally in autumn last year. I think I might bring them into an article tomorrow (that covers the election dates), as they also disapprove of the short time for election campaigning there has been during the last few elections. Sean Heron - (talk) 22:32, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=20740 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sean Heron (talkcontribs) 23:02, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Title imprecision[edit]

I just read in the business times online article, that it is actually the king that is dissolving parliament. It is of course at the PMs behest, but the title is not entirely accurate. On the other hand I can't think of a different title that amounts the same information without becoming very ugly (PM has Parliament dissolved sounds like he's using force). Hmm, maybe something along the lines of just "Malaysian Prime Minister calls for parliamentary elections" ? Sean Heron - (talk) 22:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm from Malaysia. The King (or more accurately the Supreme Head) does not possess the executive power as the King is only a constitutional monarch in Malaysia. It is the Prime Minister who holds the executive power. There is no element of force in that of the dissolution of the Parliament, since the PM has the power to do so as stipulated under Malaysian laws, whereby the ruling party or the Government normally calls for the dissolution, unless under extraordinary circumstances. Even though the passing of a Bill requires the agreement by the King, but a Bill that is endorsed by the Parliament will be eventually made law after the period the King has to agree to expires. It is clearly that the King does not really play a role in the lawmaking process or adminstrating the country. (W.C. Chua) 00:25 16 February 2008 (Johor, Malaysia) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 161.139.100.190 (talk) 16:25, 15 February 2008 (UTC)