Cabinet is dissolved when PM resigns, says expert

  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Feb 2020

PETALING JAYA: When the Prime Minister resigns, the cabinet is dissolved immediately and the King would now have to appoint either a permanent or a caretaker PM, says constitutional expert Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi.

"The Prime Minister and the Cabinet is a collective responsibility. Once the PM resigns, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has to appoint a new PM - be he a permanent or a caretaker. There is no time-frame for the King to do so," said Shad Saleem of Universiti Malaya.

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