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The 12th Malaysia Plan – Prime Minister and former Prime Ministers

While the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri was stonily reading from the tele-prompter his 12th Malaysia Plan speech to launch the 12th Malaysia Plan in Parliament yesterday, I cannot but look at two former Prime Ministers, one who had presented two five-year Malaysia Plans in Parliament and one who must have thought he should be at the lectern delivering the 12th Malaysia Plan speech if not for the sabotage by his erstwhile political comrades just over a month ago.

They were seated on the same row, although one place apart – but they had no contact or interaction with each other and for both, the other former Prime Minister could be as far away as in a foreign land. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Speaker should excuse himself as chairman of Parliamentary Committee of Privileges in the probe whether a senior Minister had blocked MP for Teluk Intan Nga Kor Ming from presiding over the afternoon session of Monday’s parliamentary meeting

(Versi BM)

I had said yesterday that the Parliamentary Committee of Privileges should probe whether a senior Minister had blocked the Member of Parliament for Teluk Intan, Nga Kor Ming, from presiding over the afternoon session of Monday’s parliamentary meeting.

On Tuesday, the MP for Puchong Gobind Singh Deo had challenged the Minister for International Trade and Industries Azmin Ali to admit that he was the senior minister who blocked Nga from presiding over the afternoon session of Monday’s parliamentary meeting, but Azmin avoided the subject on the ground that it was then a question-and-answer session.
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Parliamentary Committee of Privileges should probe whether a senior Minister had blocked MP for Teluk Intan from presiding over the afternoon session of Monday’s parliamentary meeting

The Parliamentary Committee of Privileges should probe whether a senior Minister had blocked the Member of Parliament for Teluk Intan, Nga Kor Ming, from presiding over the afternoon session of Monday’s parliamentary meeting.

Yesterday, the MP for Puchong Gobind Singh Deo had challenged the Minister for International Trade and Industries Azmin Ali to admit that he was the senior minister who blocked Nga from presiding over the afternoon session of Monday’s parliamentary meeting, but Azmin avoided the subject on the ground that it was then a question-and-answer session.

The matter should not be allowed to rest without a clear-cut answer.

The interference with the Speaker’s decision by the Executive must be regarded as a most serious matter and an unacceptable parliamentary behaviour as it affects the position and place of Parliament and a grave infringement of the doctrine of the separation of powers provided in the Constitution.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021)

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Ismail Sabri would have been defeated in his first vote on the Deputy Speakership in Parliament yesterday and which may give him the shortest tenure of premiership than Muhyiddin if not for the confidence-supply-reform MOU signed a day earlier

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The ninth Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri, would have been defeated in his first vote on the Deputy Speakership in Parliament yesterday and which may give him the shortest tenure of premiership than Muhyiddin Yassin if not for the confidence-supply-reform Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Prime Minister and Pakatan Harapan a day earlier on Monday, 13th September 2021.

But with the CSR MOU, a new political landscape had started, and the deputy speaker election was postponed to the next Parliament meeting when the Federal Constitution would be amended to create a third deputy speaker post for the opposition.
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Is Ismail Sabri going to disregard the decree of the Yang di Pertuan Agong in one of his first acts in Parliament on Sept. 14?

The Attorney-General Idris Harun should not stray into the political minefield but should keep strictly to his role as legal adviser of the government

His statements that a vote of confidence is not necessary as the Yang di Pertuan
Agong had already appointed Ismail Sabri as Prime Minister and that a vote of confidence would undermine the Yang di Pertuan Agong’s power are all politics and no law. Read the rest of this entry »

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Confidence Motion on the new Prime Minister should be the first item of parliamentary business on Sept. 14

Just before midnight, I received an email from the Dewan Rakyat secretary Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin on the one-week delay in the September meeting of Parliament starting on September 13 instead of on Sept. 6, 2021.

But a glaring omission is the absence of a confidence motion on the new Prime Minister in the parliamentary order of business. Read the rest of this entry »

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Height of irresponsibility for Muhyiddin not to convene Parliament in August when the country is heading towards 1.5 million Covid-19 cases and over 15,000 death on 64th National Day and some two million Covid-19 cases and 20,000 deaths on 58th Malaysia Day

There has been no let-up in the surge of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia as yesterday registered a new daily record of 20,899 Covid-19 cases and 160 new Covid-19 deaths.

Malaysia is facing a double crisis – a constitutional crisis which has reached a new peak with the resignation of two UMNO Ministers and the Covid-19 pandemic continuing its worst ravages. Read the rest of this entry »

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Muhyiddin should not wait until September but should convene a Parliament special meeting latest by August 16 for the motion of confidence in him as Prime Minister

Muhyiddin Yassin should not wait until September but should convene a Parliament special meeting latest by August 16 for the motion of confidence in him as Prime Minister.

This August Parliament special meeting will also complete the truncated Parliament special meeting which was adjourned for two weeks on 29th July purportedly because of Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament should meet latest by August 16 to annul the six Emergency Ordinances and Muhyiddin has to demonstrate he has the confidence of the majority of Parliament

(Tatal ke bawah untuk kenyataan versi BM)

When Malaysia first imposed the Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18th March 2020, Malaysia had 728 Covid-19 cases and two deaths.

Now, after numerous movement control orders and a six-month emergency, we have a cumulative total of 1,163,291 Covid-19 cases and 9,598 Covid-19 deaths – 1,600 times the number of Covid-19 cases and 4,800 times the number of Covid-19 deaths after 16 months . Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Mystery on what basis a state is placed in a NRP phase is one reason why there is no public confidence in the National Recovery Plan

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Yesterday, the Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Sarawak, Perlis and Labuan have moved into Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).

This was despite Sarawak and Labuan not qualifying for Phase 3 based on the initial criteria which the government set in early July. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament lockdown a great national disservice as Malaysia is heading towards half-a-million Covid-19 cases and 6,000 Covid-19 deaths in August resulting in Malaysia having a cumulative total exceeding 1.5 million Covid-19 cases and 15,000 Covid-19 deaths on the 64th National Day on August 31

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The Parliament lockdown since last Thursday is a great national disservice as Malaysia is heading towards half-a-million Covid-19 cases and 6,000 Covid-19 deaths in August resulting in Malaysia having a cumulative total exceeding 1.5 million Covid-19 cases and 15,000 Covid-19 deaths on the 64th National Day on August 31.

Parliament should be meeting to draft a new policy and strategy to avert these calamitous figures on August 31, but instead Members of Parliament were blocked from Parliament and the Parliament special meeting truncated, after being distracted from focusing on the Covid-19 pandemic with a major constitutional crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will Dewan Rakyat meet on August 16 and Dewan Negara meet from August 17 – 19 on completion of the two-week suspension of the Parliament special meeting because of Covid-19 pandemic as advised by Noor Hisham?

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Today is a black mark in Malaysian parliamentary history.

I do not think anyone, whether in the past, present or future would have thought that there would be a day when Malaysian Members of Parliament would be blocked from the Malaysian Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »

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Noor Hisham’s statement about superspreader event in Parliament most unfortunate – where is the evidence?

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The statement by the Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah yesterday that a superspreader event is possible if the special parliamentary sitting proceeds is most unfortunate.

Where is the evidence? Is it just to frighten the MPs? 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

(Tatal ke bawah untuk kenyataan versi BM)

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

(Tatal ke bawah untuk kenyataan versi BM)

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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