Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Eastminster

  • In Malaysia, Eastminster Prevails

    –Ganesh Sahathevan, Fellow, American Center for Democracy A decision of the Court of Appeal Malaysia handed down on 28 November 2019 suggests that “Eastminister” style exercise of powers by Malaysia’s Heads of State may no longer be the subject of judicial review once the Head of State’s preferred Head of Government can demonstrate by a simple head count that he or she has the numbers to defend against a vote of no confidence.