Parliament: Agong dispirited with premature announcement on EO

Parliament: Agong dispirited with premature announcement on EO

PUCHONG: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong(pix) has expressed his immense dissapointment over the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances (EO) which His Majesty has yet to issue a decree.

In a statement today, the palace said Takiyuddin, Attorney-General Idrus Harun also did not fulfil their promise to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

The announcement made by De Facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan to revoke the EO on July 26 was inaccurate and misleading, according to the statement by Istana Negara.

This has led to a pandemonium in the parliament today to which the Opposition’s lawmakers demanded the Kota Bharu MP and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun to resign.

“His Majesty stressed that in the rule of the Constitutional Monarch and the parliamentary democracy system based on the principle of the supremacy of the Constitution, all parties must abide by the rule of law.

“Article 150 (2B) brought with Article 150 (3) of the Federal Constitution clearly provides that the power to enact and repeal Emergency Ordinances rests with His Majesty.

“Therefore, His Majesty stressed that the Minister’s statement in Parliament was inaccurate and had confused all members of the Dewan Rakyat,” he clarified in the statement today.

Hema Subramaniam