The Agong said today that he was “deeply upset by the de facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan’s decision on revocation of National Emergency. Agong claimed that the move of revoking the Emergency comes without his consent. Soon after Agong’s statement, lawmakers created ruckus in the parliament against the government, accusing the cabinet of misleading the country. On July 26, Muhyiddin Yassin led PN government had announced in parliament that it will not extend the Emergency.
Comptroller of the Royal Household Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said that Takiyuddin Hassan did not even discuss with Agong the issue of revocation of National Emergency, now scheduled to end on August 1. The statement said that the minister did not raise this matter before the Agong during the virtual meeting.
Expressing his displeasure over the minister’s remark in parliament, the statement read–“His Majesty feels very saddened with the statement made in Parliament on July 26, 2021, that the government has cancelled all the Emergency Ordinances to which he assented throughout the Emergency period, when the cancellation has not received His Majesty’s assent.”
Meanwhile, the opposition leader and PKR chief Anwar Ibrahim has slammed the government in the parliament and alleged that minister has misled the parliament and people of the Malaysia.
Anwar also demanded the resignation of Takiyuddin and asked cabinet ministers to follow the suit.
In January, Malaysia had announced the National Emergency to fight against the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases.