Dewan Rakyat speaker Azhar Azizan Harun and law minister Takiyuddin Hassan are set to resign, a source in the know has claimed.
Speaking to FMT on condition of anonymity, the source said other top leaders are also expected to resign after the controversy over the revocation of the emergency ordinances, which was done without the King’s assent.
“This is what we have been informed so far, things are fluid,” said the source.
FMT is trying to reach Azhar and Takiyuddin.
Calls for Takiyuddin and Azhar to resign were sparked following revelations that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had not consented to the revocation of the emergency ordinances (EOs).
On Monday, Takiyuddin said the EOs had been revoked on July 21, leading to MPs questioning if the King had given consent for the revocation.
For the past four days, MPs have unsuccessfully tried to press Takiyuddin for an answer, but he said the matter would be explained next Monday, as decided by Azhar.
When MPs questioned Azhar about it, he stuck to his guns on allowing Takiyuddin to explain on Monday.
However, Istana Negara’s statement revealing that no such consent had been given sparked chaos in the house with shouts of “derhaka” and calls for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Takiyuddin and Azhar to resign.
Source : FMT
Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has condemned the government’s attempt to revoke the Emergency Ordinances without royal assent as unparliamentary and unconstitutional, and urged those responsible to immediately resign.
He said the action by de facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan and AttorneyGeneral Tan Sri Idrus Harun has besmirched Parliament and the royal institution.
“Their actions have invited the wrath of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The statement by Istana Negara has explained the actual matter,” Mohamad said in a Facebook post.
The Rantau assemblyman, also known as Tok Mat, said the cancellation of the ordinances was done behind the Agong’s back and without his knowledge.
“They did not implement His Majesty’s decree to debate the cancellation of the Emergency Ordinances in Parliament.
“Those involved must take responsibility and resign immediately. The institution of the Parliament has been desecrated by this irresponsible act,” he said, adding that the incident is a black mark in Malaysia’s democratic parliamentary history.
Earlier today, the Agong expressed his deep disappointment at Takiyuddin’s assertion in Parliament that the Emergency Ordinances have been revoked.
In a statement, Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the Agong was upset with Takiyuddin’s remark in Parliament on July 26, on the government’s decision not to extend the period of Emergency and its accompanying Ordinances after August 1.
Istana Negara’s statement resulted in an uproar inside the Dewan Rakyat earlier today.
Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim accused Takiyuddin of misleading the House and demanded the latter resign. Subsequently the sitting was forcibly delayed for a second time.