Malaysians need not worry, public order will be safeguarded, says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 – The country’s security and public order is under control, said Inspector General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani in a statement issued early this morning, giving assurance to Malaysians that there was nothing to worry about.

His statement came in the wake of an unsettling situation in the Parliament on Thursday.

The IGP said the people need not be alarmed as the police will ensure that the security level in the country remains strong and that the police will increase its monitoring to ensure the well being of the people.

He also advised people to continue to adhere to the standard operating procedures as set by the National Security Council in the fight against Covid-19.

Malaysians witnessed an unsettling political development during the Dewan Rakyat sitting on Thursday following the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King, Sultan Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s disclosure that he had not given his assent to the emergency ordinances (EOs).

In a statement issued by the Istana Negara Thursday, the King said he was aggrieved with the statement made in Parliament on Monday July 26, 2021, that the government had revoked all Emergency Ordinances under the ongoing emergency without His Majesty’s consent.

In subsequent development, the Parliament sitting yesterday was adjourned and is expected to resume on Monday.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Department late on Thursday said the EOs were revoked in line with the Federal Constitution.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and de facto law minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan had observed and followed all the due processes when announcing the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances (EOs) on Monday, the statement said.