This is the second time this month that PM Salwai has survived a challenge to his leadership.
When Speaker Esmon Saimon put the motion to vote this morning, 36 MPs on the government side voted against the motion, 13 MPs on the Opposition side voted in favour.
Speaker Saimon also expressed disappointment saying the calling for parliament today to debate the motion of confidence is a waste of public money.
He says parliament only passed 3 bills out of 25 bill that were table for the second ordinary session of 2018.
Opposition Leader, MP Ishmael Kalsakau, said it is the duty of the opposition to bring motions against a prime minister as and when the opposition identifies national issues that are of concern, not only to the opposition but issues that could have a negative impact on the nation.