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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

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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Parliament reconvened for the first day in disaster and ended in catastrophe

After being illegally and unconstitutionally suspended for six months, Parliament reconvened for the first day in disaster and ended in catastrophe.

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

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#kerajaangagal204 – Tomorrow is Azhar’s “Give me liberty or give me death” moment as Speaker of Parliament

Tomorrow is Azhar Azizan Harun’s “Give me liberty or give me death” moment as Speaker of Malaysian Parliament.

He must decide whether to uphold parliamentary privileges and principles as the House of Commons Speaker William Lenthal did in 1642 and famously said to King Charles I: “May it please your majesty. I have neither eyes to see or tongue to speak in this place but as this House is pleased to direct me whose servant I am here; and I humbly beg your majesty’s pardon that I cannot give any other answer than this to what your majesty is pleased to demand of me.” Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal201 – Parliament order paper most improper as it does not provide for voting for each of the Ministerial statements after debate

The Parliamentary Order Paper for the special Parliament meeting beginning on Monday is most improper as it does not provide for voting for each of the Ministerial statements after debate.

Furthermore, it makes a mockery of the Malaysian Constitution and its bedrock principles of a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy and the doctrine of separation of powers in denying the DAP MP for Bruas and former Perak State Assembly Speaker, Ngeh Koo Ham, the opportunity to present his motions to annul the Emergency Proclamation and Ordinances. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal200– Tomorrow will be Malaysia’s Day of Shame when we break the million-mark for Covid-19 cases and overtake Pakistan to be ranked No 30 among nations with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases

Tomorrow will be Malaysia’s Day of Shame when we break the million-mark for Covid-19 cases and overtake Pakistan to be ranked among nations with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases.

But we must not give in to despondency, despair, hopelessness and even helplessness.
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#kerajaangagal198 – Malaysia is likely to overtake Pakistan to be ranked No. 30 among countries with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases and to break the million-mark for Covid-19 cases when Parliament convenes on Monday

Malaysia is likely to overtake Pakistan to be ranked No. 30 among countries with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases and to break the million-mark for Covid-19 cases when Parliament convenes on Monday.

This is a mark of the severity and magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia, after being classed among countries which are the worst performers in the Covid-19 pandemic after 18 months – despite a six-month emergency, the numerous lockdowns and the National Recovery Plan to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal197 – Muhyiddin should give Ministerial Statement in Parliament next week to explain whether Syed Saddiq is victim of political prosecution and why he was charged in court seven months after the consent to prosecute had been given

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The Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, should give a Ministerial statement in Parliament next week to explain whether the MP for Muar, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, is a victim of political prosecution and why he was charged in court seven months after the consent to prosecute him had been given.

Muhyiddin should also enumerate the persons who were charged in court one month, two months, three months, four months, five months, six months and seven months after the consent to prosecute had been given by the Public Prosecutor. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal194 – Azhar must end the constitutional havoc caused by a government fearing to test its majority in Parliament by upholding the Malaysian Constitution founded on the bedrock principles of a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy and the separation of powers and be prepared to pay the price for his principles

The Parliament Speaker, Azhar Azizan Harun must end the constitutional havoc caused by a government fearing to test its majority in Parliament by upholding the Malaysian Constitution founded on the bedrock principles of a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy and the separation of powers and be prepared to pay the price for his principles.

If a Parliament Speaker has to decide between upholding the Malaysian Constitution principles of constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy and the dictates of a Prime Minister, Azhar should know what a principled Speaker should do. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal192 – Appoint Idrus Harun as a Senator and make him of member of the Cabinet as provided by Article 145(5) of the Constitution so that he could personally respond to issues during the special Parliament meeting beginning on Monday

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I agree with the Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Azalina Othman Said that the Attorney-General Idrus Harun should be present during the upcoming special Parliament sitting so that he could take questions on emergency ordinances.

This could easily be done by appointing him as a Senator and make him a member of the Cabinet as provided by Article 145(5) of the Constitution so that he could personally respond to issues during the special Parliament meeting beginning on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal190 – I do not expect any problem with all MPs physically attending Parliament on Monday as Muhyiddin can declare a failed emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic but he would not be able to live down the infamy of a “new maths” where 220 is more than 300

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I do not expect any problem with all Members of Parliament physically attending the special meeting of Parliament of Monday, as the Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin can declare a failed emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic but he would not be able to live down the infamy of a “new maths” where 220 is more than 300.

Yesterday, Muhyiddin joined a congregation of about 300 people to perform the Aidiladha prayer at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur.
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#kerajaangagal189 – Is Muhyiddin coming to Parliament on Monday as victor or vanquished of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Is the Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, coming to Parliament on Monday as victor or vanquished of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Muhyiddin cannot come as a victor, for with today’s 12,366 new Covid-19 cases, Malaysia has had eight days of five-figure new Covid-19 cases – and as the new civil society coalition for a “Health Emergency Action Plan” (HEAP) warned: The worse is yet to come! Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal188 – Cabinet tomorrow should extend by another two days the five-day Parliament special meeting beginning on Monday to allow the Education Minister and Higher Education Minister to make their Ministerial statements

The Cabinet meeting tomorrow should extend by another two days the five-day Parliament special meeting beginning on Monday to allow the Education Minister Radzi Jidin and the Higher Education Minister Noraini Ahmad to make their Ministerial statements about the future of education and higher education under the Covid-19 pandemic.

To leave out education and higher education ministers responsible for the core issues in the Covid-19 pandemic from making Ministerial statements followed by debates by Members of Parliament is a major mistake and omission, for it shows that the Cabinet is not aware of the importance of education and higher education for the future of Malaysia! Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal186 – Most regrettable that Azhar had used most unSpeaker-like language in his reply to the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council

It is most regrettable that the Parliament Speaker, Azhar Azizan Harun had used the most unSpeaker-like language in his reply to the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council – a language which had never been used by any Speaker in the last 64 years of the nation’s history.

The unSpeaker-like language made me check back the PH Presidential Council statement and although I agree that very strong language had been used,, it does not excuse Azhar using the unSpeaker-like language.

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#kerajaangagal183 – Muhyiddin and Takiyuddin will be held to their word that there would be debate when Parliament reconvenes

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The Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin and the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), Taikyuddin Hassan will be held to their word that there would be debate when Parliament reconvenes for five days from next Monday, July 26, 2021.

Yesterday in Kota Bharu Takiyuddin promised that MPs will be allowed to debate when the “special” five-day Dewan Rakyat sitting kicks off next Monday. He said the Prime Minister had written to the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara speakers requesting for the MPs to be allowed to debate and ask questions. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal181 – The PSC for Health, Science and Innovation meeting next Friday should be entrusted the task of drafting a new policy in the war against Covid-19 pandemic to replace the National Recovery Plan for Malaysia to make the transition from “Zero Covid” to “Live with Covid” perspective

Malaysia is setting many dubious new records in the Covid-19 pandemic and setting a new record almost every day, sometimes even multiple new records a day!

Yesterday, for instance, with 12,528 new Covid-19 cases and 138 Covid-19 deaths, Malaysia set four new records in the Covid-19 pandemic, viz: Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal178 – If yesterday’s 13,215 new Covid-19 cases is the rolling average for the next ten days, Malaysia is likely to reach a million Covid-19 cases and to be ranked No. 30 among countries in the world with the most cumulative total of Covid-19 cases when Parliament meets on July 26

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The Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin needs a dose of truth vaccine to realise that Malaysia is one of the world’s top worst-performing nations in the Covid-19 pandemic especially in the last six months under an emergency.

By any measure, macro and micro, Malaysia has joined the dubious club of the world’s worst-performing nations in the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal177 – The five-day meeting of Parliament from July 26 is not a proper Parliamentary meeting but just a special briefing session, with a series of Ministerial statements on the Covid-19 pandemic

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Yesterday evening, I received email notice from Parliament about reconvening of Parliament on July 26.

The five-day meeting of Parliament from July 26 is not a proper Parliamentary meeting but just a special briefing session with a series of Ministerial statements on the Covid-19 pandemic.
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#kerajaangagal170: A full plate for the Cabinet – four things it should decide tomorrow

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Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Mohd Rashid Hasnon has confirmed that while a Prime Minister’s Office statement dated 5th July 2021 said that the government has agreed that Parliament would meet for five days from July 26 and the Dewan Negara for three days from August 3, Members of Parliament have not yet received notice from Parliament for such a Parliamentary meeting.

Rashid said that a formal notice from the Cabinet was still pending and that MPs would be informed of the Parliamentary meeting once there is notice from the Cabinet. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal169 – Time to draft a new strategy in the war against Covid-19 pandemic to replace the National Recovery Plan and present it for endorsement by Parliament

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Members of Parliament have not yet received any notice for the parliamentary meeting which is to meet for five days beginning on July 26 as announced by a Prime Minister’s Office statement on July 5, 2021.

As the former Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and the MP for Sepang, Hanipa Maidin, has rightly pointed out, this is most improper especially as the five-day special meeting seems to exclude a question-and-answer session for the five days as well as excluding a Royal Address for the official opening of Parliament for the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal168 – Alwi Jantan’s lament is the lament of all Malaysians!

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I waited for the government’s response to the great journalism of Annabelle Lee in Malaysiakini, “Frontliners’ dystopian accounts of Klang Valley hospitals ravaged by Covid-19” but there was none, either on Saturday or Sunday.

How to deny the truth?

The cries of the frontliners in the Klang Valley hospitals whether at Tengku Ampuan Rahiman Hospital in Klang, Ampang Hospital, Selayang Hospital and a Teaching Hospital must haunt all Malaysians, particularly the Muhyiddin government.
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