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#kerajaangagal127 –PAS Ministers opposing the two conclusions of the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the Special Conference of Rulers meeting on Covid-19 pandemic is consistent with PAS’ reservations about the five nation-building principles of Rukunegara

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So far, only two PAS Ministers have come out with public positions contradictory to the two conclusions of the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the Special Conference of Rulers meeting on Covid-19: firstly, Parliament and the State Assemblies should be convened as soon as possible, and secondly, there is no need for the emergency to extend beyond August 1, 2021.

It has not come as a surprise that PAS Ministers oppose the two conclusions of the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the Special Conference of Rulers meeting on June 16, 2021 as this is consistent with PAS’ reservations about the five nation-building principles of Rukun Negara. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal126 – It is not enough for Muhyiddin to promise to involve the Opposition in studying the reconvening of Parliament and whether it should be hybrid Parliament form, but he must give a commitment to convene Parliament before August 1

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It is not enough for the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to promise to involve the Opposition in the study of the reconvening of Parliament and whether it should be held in hybrid Parliament mode, but he must give a commitment to convene Parliament before August 1 to assure the nation that the Executive is not sabotaging the hopes of the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the Rulers to win the war against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister’s undertaking will be meaningless if Parliament is only convened in September or October under Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan, subject to three conditions: an average of less than 2,000 Covid-19 cases daily, sufficient ICU capacity and up to 40 percent of the population fully vaccinated. Read the rest of this entry »

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#Kerajaangagal124 – Attorney-General Idris Harun should resign if he could not convince the Prime Minister to avoid a constitutional crisis and co-operate with the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the Rulers to convene Parliament before August 1 to win the war against Covid-19 pandemic

The Attorney-General Tan Sri Idris Harun should resign if he could not convince the Prime Minister to avoid a constitutional crisis and co-operate with the Yang di Pertuan Agong and the Rulers and convene Parliament before August 1 to win the war against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Parliament is required by the Constitution to meet once in six months. As the last Parliamentary meeting was on Dec. 17, Parliament must meet by June 17, 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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#kerajaangagal117 – Call for a one-year political moratorium which can be extended to two years where there is only one national priority – to win the war against the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure that Covid-19 fatalities do not exceed 5,000 deaths

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These are my personal views.

I have said that Malaysians can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel of the 18-month Covid-19 pandemic with the Conference of Rulers special meeting yesterday.

It now allows Malaysia, which has 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, an opportunity to win the war against the Covid-19 pandemic.
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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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#kerajaangagal115 – Will Mahiaddin have to take a new oath of office before the Yang di Pertuan Agong to be Prime Minister of Malaysia and is he properly sworn in as Member of Parliament for Pagoh and Johore State Assemblyman for Gambir?

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The Prime Minister’s chief private secretary Marzuki Mohamad’s memorandum to all civil servants to utilise the Prime Minister’s legal name, Mahiaddin Md Yasin for all government documents raises the question whether Muhyiddin also known as Mahiaddin needs to take a new oath of office before the Yang di Pertuan Agong to be Prime Minister of Malaysia.

It also raises the questions whether Muhyiddin also known as Mahiaddin had been properly sworn in as Member of Parliament for Pagoh and Johore State Assemblyman for Gambir. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal114 – Were MPs given priority for vaccination not to enable them to perform their constitutional role of check-and-balance of the Executive to ensure good governance but to provide the excuse for Ministers and Deputy Ministers to be vaccinated?

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Under the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s National Recovery Plan, Parliament is scheduled to meet in September or October when the country enters Phase Three of the government’s Covid-19 exit plan, when there is an average of less than 2,000 Covid-19 cases daily, sufficient ICU capacity and up to 40 percent of the population fully vaccinated.

Two questions come to mind: Firstly, were MPs given priority for vaccination not to enable them to perform their constitutional role to perform check-and-balance role of the Executive to ensure that there is good governance, effective and efficient government and the rule of law but to provide the excuse for Ministers and Deputy Ministers to be vaccinated? 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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#kerajaangagal103 – Can Hamzah impose his will on the Muhyiddin Cabinet that Parliament can only meet when herd immunity against coronavirus is achieved?

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It is most intriguing why the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, is keeping so quiet on the bizarre idea of the Home Minister, Hamzah Zainuddin that the Malaysian Parliament can only meet when herd immunity against Covid-19 is achieved by the end of the year.

Hamzah first came out with this bizarre idea last Friday on 4th June and it was regarded as quite a looney one. I had observed that it was fortunate that Hamzah’s idea had not “infected” the rest of the world or it would be the death knell for democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal102 – Muhyiddin must make clear whether Hamzah’s bizarre idea that Parliament can only meet when herd immunity against coronavirus is achieved represents government policy

Clearly, the Home Minister, Hamzah Zainuddin has not given up his bizarre idea that Parliament will only sit after the country has achieved herd immunity against Covid-19 virus.

Today, he poured cold water on a proposal to set up a hybrid Parliament during the emergency and publicly humiliated not only the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parlaiment), Taikiyyuddin Hassan, who announced the proposal for a hybrid Parliament, but also the Dewan Rakyat speaker, Dewan Negara president, the Dewan Negara deputy president, both deputy speakers of the Dewan Rakyat, and Parliament’s chief administrator who are currently studying the proposal. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal101 – the series of #kerajaangagal hashtag media statements will end when Parliament is convened

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When I started on the #kerajaangagal hashtag media statements on Sunday, 18th April 2021, I had no idea how many such statements I would be writing.

But I found no difficulty whatsoever in writing #kerajaangagal media statements, sometimes two or even three a day, as examples of a failed and kakistocratic administration, especially in the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic, were aplenty. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal100 — why the bloated Muhyiddin Cabinet is the most irrelevant and inconsequential in Malaysian history?

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In his apologia yesterday for the failed kakistocratic Muhyiddin government, the principal private secretary to the Prime Minister, Marzuki Mohamad, tried to explain why 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.

He claimed that there is at present “a working and functioning Cabinet” which convenes every Wednesday and many decisions are made not only related to the Covid-19 pandemic, but also in regards to the country’s administration, economic management, people’s welfare, finance, security, defence, education, international relations and other matters related to the overall governing of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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#kerajaangagal95 — Possibility that Malaysia may be barred from Tokyo Olympics should be final evidence that the emergency declared on January 11 which suspended Parliament and the State Assemblies had been a great failure in the war against Covid-19 pandemic and time for a new start

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New Straits Times Sports Section today carried a report: “Malaysia may be barred from Olympics” by Fabian Peter, which said that the Japanese government had asked the Olympics Games organising committee to consider denying entry for 10 countries, including Malaysia, which had experienced a surge in Covid cases recently.

The other countries on the possible “no entry list” are India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Vietnam and the United Kingdom.
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#kerajaangagal93 — Half-way through MCO 3.0 “total lockdown”, Covid-19 SOP confusion, flip-flops, U-turns and double standards still reign supreme

Half-way through the MCO 3.0 “total lockdown”, Covid-19 SOP confusion, flip-flops, U-turns and double standards still reign supreme.

DAP MP for Bangi and DAP Assistant Political Education Director, Ong Kian Ming today issued a statement on 20 issues which are confusing and unsure half-way through the “total lockdown”.
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