PUTRAJAYA, Aug 3 – The process of revoking the Emergency Ordinances by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King as advised by the Cabinet on July 23 could not be completed, a statement issued by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin here today said.
He said the EOs which the government had announced in Parliament to have been revoked on July 21, can now be debated in Parliament.
With the end of the Emergency Proclamation as of Aug 1, the issue of the King’s annulment of the EOs also does not arise.
In line with the King’s request, and under Article 150 (3) of the Federal Constitution, a motion to debate the EOs can now be moved at the Parliament sitting scheduled for September 2021, Muhyiddin said.
This matter will be discussed at the Cabinet tomorrow and hopefully this matter can be resolved harmoniously and in line with the Constitution, he added.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued by Lim Kit Siang, the DAP veteran asked why the Parliament was locked down for two weeks and whether the Parliament special meeting would be resumed for the Dewan Rakyat on August 16 and for the Dewan Negara from Aug 17-19, or an earlier date.
He also questioned whether the Parliament now would be prorogued and meet only on Sept 6 for the official opening of the Fourth Session of the 14th Parliament by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
“Muhyiddin should explain why the truncated Parliament special meeting could not be reconvened on Aug 16 or at an earlier date where the motion to annul the six Emergency Ordinances could be tabled, debated and decided at the meeting,” Kit Siang said in the statement responding to Muhyiddin’s announcement today.