Govt has solution to revoke EOs, minister says after emergency ends

05-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 7:03 AM Print This Post

A minister has indicated that the government is still working to revoke emergency ordinances, two days after the state of emergency came to an end.

In a Facebook post last night, Federal Territories minister Annuar Musa (above) said the government has a “solution” to the issue of revoking emergency ordinances.

“The government has a solution to the issue of revoking ordinances, and will surely take into account the king’s views,” he said.

Last week, de facto Law minister Takiyuddin Hassan claimed that the emergency ordinances had been revoked on July 21.

However, Annuar contradicted him, saying that the revocation was “in the process”.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong later issued a royal rebuke against Takiyuddin, accusing him of misleading the Dewan Rakyat as the revocation of emergency ordinances had not received royal assent.

The king also said the government had assured that revoking the ordinances would be debated in Parliament.

In response, prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s office said the Agong had already been advised to annul the emergency ordinances prior to Parliament convening, and that the monarch had to follow the cabinet’s advice as per the Federal Constitution.

The exchange had led some to believe that the country was on the cusp of a constitutional crisis.

Annuar, however, downplayed this.

“There is no constitutional crisis. The government maintains a good relationship and is completely loyal to the king and country.

“It is not true if anyone tries to relay a narrative that the government or prime minister is facing a crisis, or that there is a constitutional crisis,” he said.

Annuar also expressed confidence that the “Agong does not like” those who take advantage of the situation.

“What is clear is that His Majesty only wants the revoking of ordinances be done via annulment in Parliament,” he said.

The special Parliament sitting was supposed to convene yesterday but was postponed to a yet to be determined date due to Covid-19.

The opposition has called this a ruse by the government to obstruct Parliament sittings.


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