Umno Supreme Council member Puad Zarkashi has called for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to resign, following the decision by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to reject the government’s proposal to declare a state of emergency over the Covid-19 crisis.
In a Facebook post, Puad claimed PPBM leaders had blamed International Trade and Industry Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali and Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin for the fiasco during an “emotional” meeting at Muhyiddin’s private residence in Bukit Damansara last night.
“If the Agong is confident, why not the prime minister? Did the prime minister attempt to lie to the Agong?” he asked.
Puad also said legal experts had pointed out that the King should listen to the prime minister’s advice, as stated under Article 40 of the Federal Constitution.
“But it looks like his (Muhyiddin’s) advice was not accepted. So where is his credibility as prime minister?
“Thankfully, the Agong was not influenced by political games that could drag the country down further. The wellbeing of the people is more important. Muhyiddin should just resign.”
Source : FMT
A Selangor Barisan Nasional leader has called for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to be a “gentleman” and resign from his post amid speculation that the government is going to declare a state of emergency.
Selangor BN information chief Isham Jalil said this would serve to give the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah room to decide how best to resolve the political crisis in the country.
“An Emergency should be the last option. There are other laws which can be used to contain the spread of Covid-19,” he said in statement today.
Isham said should the King decide against an Emergency and the national Budget does not get sufficient support in the Dewan Rakyat, this would mean Muhyiddin would either have to resign or ask the King to dissolve Parliament, thus paving the way for a snap general
“With the dissolution of Parliament, the King can also appoint an interim prime minister aside from Muhyiddin or he could also reappoint Muhyiddin if he wishes to.
“If Covid-19 has yet to subside, then the 60-day period to hold elections after the dissolution of Parliament as enshrined under the Federal Constitution can be extended with a declaration of an Emergency.”
He said during this Emergency period, the interim prime minister appointed by the King can administer the country until elections are held.
“My proposal is that to avoid a longer route which also ends with an Emergency, it is better for the country and the people if Muhyiddin resigns as prime minister first and leaves it to the King’s wisdom and discretion to decide whether to appoint a new prime minister, dissolve Parliament or declare an Emergency.
Source : FMT