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Why was Parliament locked down for two weeks and why the truncated Parliament special meeting could not reconvene for Dewan Rakyat to be held on August 16 and Senate from August 17-19 to annul the six Emergency Ordinances

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The four-paragraph statement today by the Prime Minister, Muhyddin Yassin, signifies two things:

Firstly, he is not going to resign or sacrifice any of his Ministers or officials and will fight any attempt from any quarter to end his backdoor, illegitimate and undemocratic government; and Read the rest of this entry »

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The July Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking which placed Malaysia in 52nd spot when in January we were No. 16 out of 53 countries with economies of more than US$200 billion is the final nail in the coffin about the failure of the emergency and the strategy of the Muhyiddin government in the war against Covid-19 pandemic

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The July Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking which placed Malaysia in 52nd spot when in January we were ranked No. 16 out of 53 countries with economies of more than US$200 billion is the final nail in the coffin about the failure of the emergency and the strategy of the Muhyiddin government in the war against Covid-19 pandemic.

For 20 consecutive days since 13th July, we have had five-digit daily new Covid-19 cases, setting a new peak nine times during this short period of 20 days until a daily peak of 17,786 new Covid-19 cases was reported on 31st July. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament lockdown symbolises the lack of credibility, legitimacy and abysmal failure to bring under control the Covid-19 pandemic of the Muhyiddin government

The Parliament lockdown last Thursday and on Monday symbolises the lack of credibility, legitimacy and the abysmal failure to bring under control the Covid-19 pandemic of the Muhyiddin government.

Because of its “Sheraton Move” origins, the only redeeming feature of the illegitimate, undemocratic “backdoor” government is to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control, which the kakistocratic backdoor government has signally failed to do.
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Is Parliament lockdown Muhyiddin’s answer to the worsening Covid-19 Pandemic situation?

I find no pleasure whatsoever but great sadness that my predictions about the worsening Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia have been proven true – that today, Malaysia breaks the 1.1 million-mark for Covid-19 cases setting a new daily peak of 17,786 new Covid-19 cases, breaks the 9,000 mark for Covid-19 deaths and is No.28 among countries with the most cumulative cases of Covid-19 cases.

We were ranked No. 31 at the start of the five-day Parliament special meeting, but we have over taken Pakistan, Romania and Sweden, and tomorrow will be ranked No. 27 after overtaking Belgium in having the most the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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On top of a major constitutional crisis, Malaysia has worsened further in Covid-19 pandemic in the five-day parliament special meeting, overtaking four countries to be ranked No. 27 among nations with most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases

On top of a major constitutional crisis, Malaysia has worsened further in Covid-19 pandemic in the five-day parliament special meeting, overtaking four countries to be ranked No. 27 among nations with most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases.

Tomorrow, the emergency proclaimed on January 11, 2021 to combat Covid-19 pandemic, ends as the Cabinet on July 21 decided not to ask the Yang di Pertuan Agong to extend the emergency. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let the first item of business of Dewan Rakyat on Monday be a test of whether Muhyiddin Yassin still commands the confidence and majority support of Members of Parliament

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On Monday evening, I said that the first day of the five-day Parliament special meeting started as a disaster and ended in catastrophe. It has now become a farce on the fourth day as result of the parliamentary lockdown and the repeated adjournments of Parliament yesterday.

The Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin’s Ministerial statement on the National Recovery Plan on Monday was a disaster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sixty hours to a major constitutional crisis in Malaysia and double whammy for Malaysians?

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Are we some sixty hours to a major constitutional crisis in Malaysia – which will be a double whammy for Malaysians on top of the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic which has catapulted Malaysia to be one the world’s dozen countries which are the worst performers in the pandemic whether because of daily new cases or daily Covid-19 deaths.

If by Saturday midnight – some sixty hours from now – there is no Royal Assent to the revocation of six Emergency Ordinances announced in Parliament on Monday by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliament), Takiyuddin Hassan, Malaysia will be plunged into a major constitutional crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament special meeting on Covid-19 pandemic has turned into a test whether Malaysia has a responsible Prime Minister and de facto Law Minister over the revocation of six Emergency Ordinances

The five-day Parliament special meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic has met for two days, but it has turned into a test whether Malaysia has a responsible Prime Minister and de facto Law Minister instead of an inquiry into the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic which saw the country joining 31 countries with a cumulative total of a million Covid-19 cases and setting new record for daily new Covid-19 deaths.

Much time yesterday and today in Parliament were spent on the purported “revocation” of the six Emergency Ordinances by the Cabinet on July 21, and despite many attempts by Pakatan Harapan leaders and Opposition Members of Parliament, no clarification had been forthcoming about the so-called “revocation” of six Emergency Ordinances by the Cabinet on July 21, and many questions remained unanswered, including: Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhyiddin should make a Ministerial statement in Parliament today on the effect of the Cabinet meeting on July 21 revoking six Emergency Ordinances

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The Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, was remiss in his duties as head of the Executive when he failed to turn up in Parliament in the winding-up of his Ministerial statement yesterday, in particular to explain about the Cabinet meeting on July 21, 2021 which purportedly revoked six Emergency Ordinances but which information was kept from Parliament and the nation for five days.

When the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliament) Takiyuddin Hassan made the startling revelation yesterday about the Cabinet meeting on July 21 revoking six Emergency ordinances at the end of Muhyiddin’s Ministerial statement in Parliament, the Prime Minster was seen smiling and nodding his head in agreement while seated in his place. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal156 –Call on Malaysians to unite to ensure that Malaysia will not exceed over one million Covid-19 cases and 10,000 Covid-19 deaths when we celebrate our 64th National Day on August 31 and exceed 1.2 million cases and 11,000 deaths on 58th Malaysia Day on Sept. 16

Among the many failings of the Muhyiddin government is its distorted sense of national priorities and a shocking lack of a sense of urgency.

This is why it could waste more than two weeks to decide whether to have a full-blown constitutional crisis not only against the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the Rulers, but the people of Malaysia after its dismal failure to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal151 – Minister for Women, Family and Community Development should give a special report to Parliament in July on what the government had done to help the “White Flag” victims and the rise of suicides because of Covid-19 pandemic

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We have finally come to July, 2021, the last month before the end of emergency on August 1, 2021 but there is no news that the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is accepting the decree of the Yang di Pertuan Agong to convene Parliament before August 1, 2021.

The weekly Wednesday Cabinet meeting yesterday was postponed because the Prime Minister was hospitalised for diarrhoea.
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#kerajaangagal149 – Is Malaysia destined to become a failed state unable to replace a failed strategy with a winning plan in the war against Covid-19 pandemic?

The Health Director-General, Noor Hashim Abdullah has been proven right with his prognostication this morning that Covid-19 cases will climb in the coming weeks.

This has been confirmed by the Covid-19 figures announced later in the day which reported 6,276 new Covid-19 cases today, which gives a rolling daily average of 5,852 new Covid-19 cases for the past seven days – a long distance from the threshold of less than 4,000 cases for the transition from Phase One to Phase two of the National Recovery Plan, which was supposed to start on July 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal147 – Takiyuddin is wrong both in law and in fact in saying that Parliament can only convene after Emergency has ended as Parliament had met under multiple emergencies for over four decades

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The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliament), Takiyuddin Hassan, is wrong both in law and in fact in saying that Parliament can only convene after Emergency has ended as the Malaysian Parliament had met under multiple emergencies for over four decades.

It was only on 24th November 2011 that Parliament revoked the multiple proclamations of emergency and Malaysia became a more normal country. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal146 – The Cabinet tomorrow will decide whether there will be a full-blown constitutional crisis as the Yang di Pertuan Agong has made it crystal clear as to what he meant by “as soon as possible”

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The Cabinet tomorrow will decide whether there will be a full-blown constitutional crisis as the Yang di Pertuan Agong has made it crystal clear as to what he meant by “as soon as possible”.

After meeting Dewan Rakyat speaker Azhar Azizan Harun, his deputies Azalina Othman Said and Mohd Rashid Hasnon, Dewan Negara president Rais Yatim and his deputy Mohamad Ali Mohamad at Istana Negara this morning, the Yang di Pertuan Agong reiterated that Parliament should be convened “as soon as possible” as he wishes to see the emergency proclamation and emergency ordinances debated in Parliament, in accordance to Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal144 – It’s the height of international humiliation when Muhyiddin was announcing RM150 billion Pemulih package on live telecast, Bloomberg was broadcasting to the world that Malaysia has fallen to a catastrophic 51st position in the June 2021 Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking

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It’s the height of international humiliation that when the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was announcing the RM150 billion PEMULIH package on live national telecast, Bloomberg was broadcasting to the world that Malaysia has fallen to a catastrophic 51st position in the June 2021 Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking out of 53 economies of more than US$200 billion.

In January this year, when emergency was declared on January 11 to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, we were ranked No. 16 in the January 2021 Bloomberg Covid Resilience Ranking. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal142 – Parliament must become a War Parliament against Covid-19 Pandemic to assist the Executive, which had been fighting a losing battle this year

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I am surprised that the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliament), Takiyuddin Hassan, still insists that Parliament cannot convene so long as emergency is in effect.

This is against Section 14(1) of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021, which states:
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#kerajaangagal140 – Malaysia is the only country in the world to jump 50 ranks in less than eight months, i.e. from No. 85 on Nov. 18 to No. 35 at the end of this month among countries with most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases – a shocking measure of the failure of the Malaysian war against Covid-19 pandemic

Malaysia is the only country in the world to jump 50 ranks in less than eight months, i.e. from No. 85 on Nov. 18 to No. 35 at the end of this month among countries with most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases – a shocking measure of the failure of the Malaysian war against Covid-19 pandemic.

At one time, Malaysia was some 50 positions behind China, the country where the pandemic first started and which had 40 times the population of Malaysia. By the end of this month, Malaysia is likely to be 65 positions ahead of China. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal138 – Judges and not the Attorney-General decide on what is the law in Malaysia, and the last two Attorney-Generals have shown that one AG can disagree with another AG

Firstly, it must noted that under the Malaysian Constitution, the Attorney-General is the principal legal adviser of the government and not a judge who lays down the law of the land. This applies even when the Attorney-General was a former Federal Court judge.

As illustrated by the two previous Attorney-Generals under different administrations, one Attorney-General can disagree with another Attorney-General and there is nothing sacrosanct or final about the views of the Attorney-General on what is the law in the land. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal137 – The Yang di Pertuan Agong can constitutionally refuse to assent to any extension of the Emergency beyond August 1 under the Malaysian Constitution and respecting the conclusions of the Conference of Rulers special meeting on June 16

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We are seven weeks away from a full-blown constitutional crisis never seen before in Malaysian history.

There are no signs that the Cabinet is prepared to accept the two conclusions of the Conference of Rulers special meeting on the Covid-18 pandemic on June 16, 2021 – firstly, that Parliament and the State Assemblies meet “as soon as possible, and in the case of Parliament, before August 1, 2021; and secondly, no need for any extension of the emergency beyond August 1, 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal134 – Malaysia needs a “Win the War Against Covid-19 Pandemic” (WACOP) coalition government to save the country from the devastation in lives, economic losses and societal damages of the pandemic

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Malaysia needs a “Win the War Against Covid-19 Pandemic” (WACOP) coalition government to save the country from the devastation in lives, economic losses and societal damages of the pandemic.

Today, Malaysia has plumbed a new depth in the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With 4,637 Covid-19 deaths, we have beaten China, the former No. 1 nation in total cumulative total of Covid-19 cases, as it has 4,636 Covid-19 deaths. Read the rest of this entry »

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