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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — A no confidence motion against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has made it into the Order Paper for Parliament's last sitting of the year that begins next week.
The motion, listed as the 25th item out of 28 motions for debate Monday, was filed by PKR's Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian.
Among several reasons for the motion is the RM2.6 billion that was reportedly deposited into Najib's personal accounts, which Hee noted was later confirmed to be a donation from an individual in the Middle East.
The motion also cites the disbanding of the special taskforce that was investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the state-owned firm that is said to have racked up a debt to the tune of billions since its inception in 2009.
It noted that former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail who headed the taskforce was suddenly removed from his post, while several Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers were ordered transferred.
The motion also noted that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) had to pause its probe on 1MDB after four of its members were appointed to ministerial and deputy minister posts.
“In view of these issues mentioned, Najib has tarnished the country's international image and caused investors to lose confidence in the government, leading to an unstable economy, the plummeting of the share market and the devaluing of the ringgit against the US dollar,” the motion states, according to a copy of the Order Paper on Parliament's website.
“As such, Malaysians are no longer confident in the prime minister, and with that, the House moves a no confidence vote against the prime minister,” the motion adds.
During the Bersih 4 rally in August, PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli had said that opposition lawmakers will be tabling a vote of no confidence against Najib when Parliament reconvenes next week.
The Pandan MP said as the people were fed up and unhappy with Najib’s leadership, the opposition had made it their duty to put forth the motion.
Apart from members of the opposition, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also urged those in Barisan Nasional (BN) to support any bid in Parliament to remove the prime minister.