Statesman and Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad probably committed sedition by instigating the rakyat to rise and demand that HRH Rulers force the resignation of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.
He admitted that His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong had constitutional powers to appoint a Prime Minister but not to dismiss one.
The Fifth UMNO President used the excuse of the UMNO experience in May 1946 where the masses, demanded HRH Malay Rulers to reject the Malayan Union even after they have inked the creation of the crown colony.
Since Kemerdekaan, Federation of Malaya (Malaysia after 16 September 1963) has been governed based on the Federal Constitution where the Westminster-syled constitutional monarchy system adopted is carefully provided and mentioned. This include the formation of the Federal Government and appointment of a Prime Minister.
It must be seditious for him to go around instigating the rakyat to demand His Majesty SPB YDP Agong and HRH Rulers to defy the Federal Constitution, just to satisfy to meet his political desire for Prime Minister Najib be ousted.
It is two more full years before Prime Minister Najib has to present to His Majesty SPB YDP Agong for the consent to dissolve the current 13th Parliament. Till then, Prime Minister Najib has the constitutional right to remain as the Malaysian Prime Minister.
It is also very irresponsible for Tun Dr. Mahathir to work towards the oust of Prime Minister Najib without having a consequential successor suggested as a successor.
Tun Dr. Mahathir to attempt to rile the rakyat up against Prime Minister Najib without thinking he consequence is no different to the ouster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Arab Spring against Libyan leader Col. Mummer Gaddafi.
Both nations never recovered from the ugly consequence of the ouster of the said leaders.
In the global challenges of volatile economy, organised terrorism, geo-political conflict and humanity issues, Tun Dr. Mahathir placed his own political agenda and interpretation of disqualification of the Prime Minister without providing proofs ahead of the nation’s interest.
His latest manoeuvres proven that he is not shy even committing crime of sedition, to serve his goal.