Pak Lah received a solid backing from the Barisan Nasional MPs over the government decision to hike up the prices of fuel about two weeks ago.
A motion, moved by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad secured 129 votes of support against 78 opposing it.
Another motion to move a vote of no-confidence against the premier didnt materialise at all, on 'technical error', said one opposition MP.
Its a good sign for Pak Lah, now wrestled with calls to quit his post ever since BN lost 6 states, including Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur in the last general elections.
The question now, how long can the present Cabinet can hold to the stronger push, not only from the opposition but also from BN's component party and some of their leaders.
Latest economic figure inducates that the country's annual inflation rate has hit a 22-month high of 3.8 per cent in May.
Many believe it is set to rise further after the recent steep hike in fuel prices that saw mostly every consumer item to spiral beyond control.
Simultaneously, poverty rate is expected to hit 4.1 per cent by year end (currently 1.6 per cent by government figure) should not efforts are taken to improve the people's purchasing power.