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#kerajaaangagal123 – The PMO’s three-paragraph statement had said more things than if it was a three-page statement

The Prime Minister’s Office’s three-paragraph statement on the Conference of Rulers’ special meeting on Wednesday had said more things than if it was a three-page statement.

Four days have passed, and there are no indications that there will be any emergency Cabinet meeting on the two conclusions of the Conference of Rulers’ special meeting on Wednesday: first, that Parliament and the State Assemblies should be convened “as soon as possible” and second, there is no need for the extension of the emergency beyond August 1, 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal121 – Time is closing in for the Muhyiddin government to call for an emergency Cabinet meeting to comply with the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders with the requisite 28 days’ notice to convene Parliament on July 19 and avoid any constitutional crisis

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Time is closing in for the Muhyiddin government to call for an emergency Cabinet meeting to comply with the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders with the requisite 28 days’ notice and to convene Parliament on July 19, 2021 and avoid any constitutional crisis in the country.

The Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders provide that the Prime Minister will decide, at least 28 days in advance, when the Dewan Rakyat should meet, which means that tomorrow Sunday 20th June 2021 is the deadline for the Prime Minister to convene Parliament on July 19 and comply with the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders on the 28 days’ requisite notice.
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#kerajaangagal120 – Is Malaysia going to have a constitutional crisis over “ASAP” – “as soon as possible”?

Is Malaysia going to have a constitutional crisis over “ASAP” – “as soon as possible”?

The holder of Tunku Abdul Rahman Chair at University of Malaya and Tun Hussein Onn Chair at ISIS Malaysia, Professor Shaq Saleem Faruqi wrote an article in the Star on Thursday on the discretionary and non-discretionary powers and functions of the Yang di Pertuan Agong.
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#kerajaangagal118 – Does the three-paragraph statement from the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday signify Mahiaddin’s rejection of the two conclusions of the Conference of Rulers special meeting and a full-blown constitutional crisis in-the-making?

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Does the three-paragraph statement from Prime Minister’s Office yesterday signify the Prime Minister, Mahiaddin Md Yasin’s rejection of the two conclusions of the Conference of Rulers special meeting and a full-blown constitutional crisis in-the-making?

The two conclusions of the Conference of Rulers special meeting on Wednesday were that Parliament and the State Assemblies should be convened as soon as possible and that there is no need for the emergency to extend beyond August 1, 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal116 – Malaysians have finally seen light at the end of tunnel of the Covid-19 pandemic with the Conference of Rulers special meeting yesterday

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Malaysians have finally seen light at the end of the tunnel of the 18-month Covid-19 pandemic with the Conference of Rulers special meeting yesterday.

It has ended the various speculations and theories including those with dubious constitutional basis and legitimacy on how the country is to negotiate the constitutional impasse where no person seems to command a clear majority in Parliament while the country is faced with an existential threat by the Covid-19 pandemic – with Malaysia suddenly becoming one of the world’s top worst performing nations in the Covid-19 pandemic while countries which had hogged the world limelight in the first 12 months of the pandemic have turned a corner and doing quite well in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic, especially with their national vaccination rollouts. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal113 –Muhyiddin’s national recovery plan is a great disappointment and let-down as it offers no light at the end of the tunnel – only fog and more fog

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The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s much-hyped live national telecast yesterday on the National Recovery Plan is a great disappointment and let-down as it offers not light at the end of the tunnel, only fog and more fog.

Let me here first give five reasons why Muhyiddin’s national recovery plan is no plan for recovery.
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#kerajaangagal111 – Will the Cabinet tomorrow restore confidence in Malaysia by ending the emergency and immediately convening Parliament and the State Assemblies?

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During the Slim River Perak State Assembly by-election in August 2020, a senior Bersatu Minister alleged that more Malaysians will die during the Covid-19 pandemic if the Pakatan Harapan was still the government.

Since the Slim River by-election on August 29, 2020, there had been 653,140 new Covid-19 cases and 3,843 new Covid-19 deaths.
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#kerajaangagal109 – Is the Covid-19 exit plan Muhyiddin’s distraction ploy from the SIEC issue?

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Why should the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin be now talking about a National Recovery Plan in preparation for the country to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic?

Is it Muhyiddin’s distraction ploy from the Special Independent Emergency Committee (SIEC) issue triggered by his de facto Law Minister, Takiyuddin Hassan as to whether SIEC would be the only authoritative body to advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong whether to extend the emergency on August 1, 2021? Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal108 – Takiyuddin’s backtrack is not good enough when Muhyiddin continues to keep his silence on whether the SIEC will be the only authoritative body, and not the Cabinet or designated Minister, to advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong on whether to extend the emergency on August 1

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The de facto Law Minister, Takiyuddin Hassan, has backtracked from his stand that it is the Cabinet’s responsibility to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong whether or not the emergency should be extended, but this is not good enough so long as the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddihn Yassin keeps his silence on whether the Special Independent Emergency Committee (SIEC) will be the only authoritative body, and not the Cabinet or designated Minister, to advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong on whether to extend the emergency on August 1, 2021.

I would advise the entire 19-member Special Independent Committee headed by Arifin Zakaria to ask for a meeting with the Prime Minister and secure an assurance from him that it is the SIEC and not the Cabinet or designated Minister who will advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong on whether to extend the emergency on August 1 and that that this issue would not be the crown of all Covid-19 SOP flip-flops, U-turns and double-standards by the Perikatan Nasional government. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal107 – The entire 19-member Special Independent Committee headed by Arifin Zakaria should meet the Prime Minister and ask for an assurance that it is the Special Independent Committee and not the Cabinet or designated Minister who will advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong on whether to extend the emergency on August 1, 2021 or it might as well be disbanded

In the era of 24/7, the 24-hour silence of the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on a vital constitutional issue like the extension of the emergency is a most extraordinary thing.

Is it because the Prime Minister is out of his depth on the constitutional issue and uncertain of the import of what he said in his national telecast on January 12, 2021 about the Special Independent Committee to advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong on whether the emergency proclamation of January 11, 2021 is to be extended or ended, or whether it is because this is the crown of all SOP flips-flops, U-turns and double-standards by the Perikatan Nasional Government in the last 18 months since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic or is it because the Prime Minister could not get the Attorney-General to advise him on this vital constitutional issue on a Sunday? Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal106 – Takiyuddin is talking bunkum – Is Muhyiddin the Prime Minister or can every Minister pretend that he or she is the Prime Minister?

The de facto Law Minister, Takiyuddin Hassan is talking bunkum.

Where is the Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin? Does he understand what he announced in his national telecast on January 12, 2021?

Is Muhyiddin the Prime Minister or can every Minister can pretend that he or she is the Prime Minister?
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#kerajaangagal105 – Muhyiddin should not move the goalpost from his telecast on January 12 that the Special Independent Committee and not the Cabinet or the designated Minister will advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong whether the emergency will be extended on 1st August 2021

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Malaysia seems to moving towards a serious constitutional crisis.

The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, should not move the goalpost from his national telecast on January 12 that the Special Independent Committee and not the Cabinet or the designated Minister will advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong on whether the emergency declared on January 11 will be extended on August 1, 2021.
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#kerajaangagal99 — Two statements by Marzuki and Hadi yesterday have added salt to a very intriguing evolving political situation in Malaysia

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Two statements by the Marzuki Mohamad and Hadi Awang yesterday have added salt to a very intriguing evolving political situation in Malaysia.

In the first statement Marzuki, the principal private secretary to the Prime Minister, said the National Operations Council (NOC), as proposed by some quarters, is not suitable in Malaysia’s current fight against Covid-19 and its efforts to revive the economy.
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#kerajaangagal74 — Arifin Zakaria should ask the Independent Special Committee on Emergency 2021 to consider whether it should ask the Prime Minister to end the emergency not only because the emergency is a failure but because it is not a solution to combat Covid-19 pandemic

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In response by the query by the Pakatan Harapan presidential council, the Independent Special Committee on Emergency 2021 said it has agreed to several “criteria and threshold” in reviewing whether the state of emergency should be continued or not.

However, the committee did not elaborate on the details of the criteria and threshold they agreed to.
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#kerajaangagal38 – Hadi should come to his senses instead of becoming a new champion of a failed emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic

Why has the PAS President, Hadi Awang, emerged as a new champion of a failed emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic?

He appeared not to have minded that Malaysia had tumbled in international performance in handling the Covid-19 pandemic, to an extent that the Indonesian government had cited Malaysia in the same breath as India in its warning to Indonesians to stay home and to take precautions on Covid-19 in the forthcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays.

I find it most shocking the spectacle of a leader of a political party in government coalition who appears to relish the downgrading of Malaysia’s international status, lower than Indonesia, a country which Malaysia had always prided as superior in terms of public health competence, services and infrastructure development. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why is the Attorney-General evading the question whether he would prosecute anyone under the emergency ordinance on fake news for alleging that the emergency was declared because Muhyiddin had lost the majority in Parliament

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Why is the Attorney-General Tan Sri Idris Harun evading the question whether he would prosecute anyone for alleging that the emergency was declared because the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had lost the majority in Parliament.

This question has become pertinent because of two contradictory statements by Cabinet Ministers: firstly, the assurance by the Communication and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah yesterday that the government will differentiate between criticism and fake news; and secondly, the statement by the de facto Law Minister, Takiyuddin Hassan in an earlier joint press conference with Saifuddin that it would be a criminal offence under Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 for anyone to allege that Muhyiddin had an emergency declared because he had lost majority in Parliament and would be liable to be fined up to RM100,000, jailed up to three years or both.
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Call on Attorney-General to state whether he would prosecute anyone for alleging that the emergency was declared because Muhyiddin had lost the majority in Parliament

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According to the de facto Minister, Takiyuddin Hassan yesterday, it would be a criminal offence under Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 for anyone to allege that the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had an emergency declared because he had lost majority in Parliament and would be liable to be fined up to RM100,000, jailed up to three years or both.

Is this the law of the land although the issue has to be decided by the Courts and not by the de facto Law Minister.

In any event, in view of the statement by the de facto Law Minister, the Attorney-General Tan Sri Idris Harun should make his position clear, whether he would prosecute any person under the Emergency Ordinance for alleging that the proclamation of emergency was made because Muhyiddin had lost his majority in Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cat is out of the bag – to allege that Muhyiddin had an emergency declared because he has lost majority in Parliament is now a criminal offence under Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 and can be fined up to RM100,000, a jail term of up to three years or both

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The cat is out of the bag – to allege that the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had an emergency declared because he has lost majority in Parliament is now a criminal offence under Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 and can be fined up to RM100,000, a jail term of up to three years or both.

This was admitted no less by the de facto Law Minister, Takiyuddin Hassan, who said at a joint press conference that claiming that the government sought an emergency declaration because it lost its majority in the Dewan Rakyat violates the fake news ordinance.

“It is an offence. To me, it is an offence,” Takiyuddin said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Was the Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 approved by the Cabinet before it became law today?

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I welcome the statement by the Co-coordinating Minister for National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Khairy Jamaluddin that he has spoken to inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador on the issue of whistle-blowers who expose shortcomings in the ongoing vaccination exercise with regard to the emergency ordinance on fake news pertaining to Covid-19 and the emergency proclamation.

This raises seven important questions:

First, whether and when the Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 – which came into effect today and provides for a fine of up to RM100,000, a jail term of up to three years or both, for those who create, publish or distribute fake news – was presented to the Cabinet for approval? Read the rest of this entry »

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Will front-liner Dr. Rafidah Abdullah and the three Pakatan Harapan leaders, Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng and Mohamad Sabu be liable to be prosecuted under the fake news Emergency Ordinance allegedly to combat fake news relating to Covid-19 or the Emergency proclamation?

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Will nephrologist and front-liner Dr. Rafidah Abdullah and the three Pakatan Harapan leaders Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng and Mohamad Sabu be liable to be prosecuted under the fake news Emergency Ordinance allegedly to combat fake news relating to Covid-19 or the Emergency Proclamation?

Dr. Rafidah gained national prominence when she embraced vaccine equity advocated by World Health Organisation (WHO) and twittered the government about the problem of “Dua Darjat 2.0” and called on the health authorities to “MENJAGA kebajikan petugas2 kesihatan-hospital, swasta & komuniti; bukan yang berDARJAT”. Read the rest of this entry »

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