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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

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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

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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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Malaysia will face a major constitutional crisis if there is no Royal Assent and gazette to the revocation of six Emergency Ordinances by Saturday

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Malaysia will face a major constitutional crisis if there is no Royal Assent and gazette to the revocation of six Emergency Ordinances by Saturday distracting focus on preventing the country having more than 1.5 million cases on 64th National Day on August 31 and reaching two million Covid-19 cases on 58th Malaysia Day on Sept. 16

Malaysia will face a major constitutional crisis if there is no Royal Assent and gazette to the revocation of six Emergency Ordinances. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parliament special meeting on Covid-19 pandemic has turned into a test whether Malaysia has a responsible Prime Minister and de facto Law Minister over the revocation of six Emergency Ordinances

The five-day Parliament special meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic has met for two days, but it has turned into a test whether Malaysia has a responsible Prime Minister and de facto Law Minister instead of an inquiry into the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic which saw the country joining 31 countries with a cumulative total of a million Covid-19 cases and setting new record for daily new Covid-19 deaths.

Much time yesterday and today in Parliament were spent on the purported “revocation” of the six Emergency Ordinances by the Cabinet on July 21, and despite many attempts by Pakatan Harapan leaders and Opposition Members of Parliament, no clarification had been forthcoming about the so-called “revocation” of six Emergency Ordinances by the Cabinet on July 21, and many questions remained unanswered, including: Read the rest of this entry »

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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

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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

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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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