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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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#kerajaangagal167 – Will India’s oxygen crisis come to Malaysia?

This is the hallmark of an incompetent, inefficient and kakistocratic administration.

On Monday on 5th July, 2021, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement saying that the government has agreed to advise the Yang di Pertuan Agong that a special meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament would be held for five days from 26th July to 2nd August for the Dewan Rakyat and three days from 3rd to 5th August 2021 for the Senate.
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#kerajaangagal162 – Malaysia needs a “War against Covid-19 Pandemic” coalition government whose sole task is to win the war against Covid -19

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Yesterday’s Covid-19 statistics is proof that despite Malaysia fighting a losing war against the Covid-19 pandemic – as evident from the triple failures of the emergency, the twice-extended “total lockdowns” and the National Recovery Plan – there are no signs that we are turning the tides of defeat in the war against the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the first seven days of July, Malaysia registered a rolling daily average of 6,830 Covid-19 new cases, when we should be reaching the threshold of less than 4,000 cases on June 28, and the question in many minds is when the “total lockdown” will be lifted as it has proved to be a total failure.
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#kerajaangagal161 – Under the present surge of Covid-19 infections, Malaysia will overtake Japan ten days before the opening of Tokyo Olympics on 23rd July on total Covid-19 cases and set to exceed one million Covid-19 cases and over 9,000 Covid-19 deaths by mid-August

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Under the present surge of Covid-19 infections, Malaysia will overtake Japan ten days before the opening of Tokyo Olympics on 23rd July on total Covid-19 cases and set to exceed one million Covid-19 cases and over 9,000 Covid-19 deaths by mid-August.

Yesterday’s Covid-19 statistics reporting a daily increase of 7,654 new Covid-19 cases and 103 new Covid-19 deaths have further alarmed Malaysians, for with a cumulative total of 792,693 Covid-19 cases and 5,677 Covid-19 deaths, Malaysia will join the 34 other nations with over 800,000 Covid-19 cases by tomorrow (or even today, if we exceed 7,307 new cases). Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal159 – Four reasons why the parliamentary meeting scheduled by the government most improper and unconstitutional and the Cabinet meeting tomorrow should rectify it

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According to the statement by the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday, the Dewan Rakyat will reconvene on July 26 for five days until Aug 2, and the Dewan Negara sit for three days from Aug 3 until Aug 5.

This parliamentary meeting schedule by the government is most improper and unconstitutional for four reasons and the Cabinet meeting tomorrow should rectify it.
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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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#kerajaangagal155 – Muhyiddin has neglected the high Covid-19 fatality rate in Malaysia and he must direct his Covid-19 team to focus on it as it is completely unacceptable for 2,374 people to die of Covid-19 in June itself

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The Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, is to be commended for avoiding a full-scale constitutional crisis of his own making with the announcement by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), Takiyuddin Hassan that Parliament would be convened before the emergency ends on August 1, 2021.

For more than two weeks, there was a confrontation in-the-making between the Prime Minister and his bloated Cabinet on the one side and the Yang di Pertuan Agong, the Rulers and the people on the other side over the issue of the convening of Parliament, whether before or after August 1.
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#kerajaangagal153 – At present rate of Covid-19 infection and fatality, Malaysia will have more than a million cases and exceed 10,000 deaths between National Day on August 31 and Malaysia Day on Sept. 16

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Malaysia yesterday chalked up over three-quarter million Covid-19 cases with 751,979 cases and 5,254 deaths.

At present rate of Covid-19 infection and fatality, Malaysia will have more than a million cases and exceed 10,000 deaths between National Day on August 31 and Malaysia Day on Sept. 16, 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

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#kerajaangagal152: Verbal support is not good enough – Rina Harun must set up a special division to address “White Flag” problem and the rise of suicides because of Covid-19 pandemic

I welcome the prompt response of the Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Rina Harun to my media statement today calling on her to give Parliament a full report in July on what her Ministry had done to help the “White Flag” victims and the rise or suicide particularly this year – the direct results of the government’s mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

So far, she has been conspicuously absent from these two issues although they fall directly within her Ministry.
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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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#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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