The country’s Constitution requires that a general election must be held at least once every five years.
“So instead of worrying about these things from day to day, why not come up with new constitution amendments to amend the constitution, so that in order to bring down an existing prime minister, you must have an alternative candidate,” said Dr Lau.
END OF POLITICAL IMPASSE
The decision on the 10th prime minister of Malaysia came five days after the Nov 19 general election, which produced a hung parliament after both the PN and PH coalitions failed to achieve the 112-seat simple majority.
“Almost all Malaysians will be saying, ‘Finally!’,” said Dr Lau.
After failed talks between the coalitions, the king stepped in to facilitate a resolution to the impasse, meeting with the various coalition leaders and the other Malay rulers.
Mr Anwar, 75, will be sworn in at 5pm on Thursday, according to a statement from the palace.
“His Highness would also like to inform the prime minister and the new government to be formed to show humility and wisdom,” the statement added.
“The fact is that ordinary people should not be burdened with endless political turmoil when the country needs a stable government to boost the economic landscape and development of the country.”
The palace statement also reminded elected MPs to remain committed to serving the Malaysian people.