Parliament adjourns temporarily after Palace’s statement

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Parliament adjourns temporarily after statement from Palace

The Parliament sitting on Thursday (July 29) has been temporarily adjourned until 2.30pm after a statement by Istana Negara accused the government of going against the Constitution.

The temporary adjournment was announced by Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon, in response to calls by MPs following the statement by the palace.

Earlier, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had read out the statement by the palace, saying that the country is in a constitutional crisis.

“We have a government that insults the King and an Executive that lies to the Parliament and the people.

“This statement clearly shows that the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has gone against the Constitution and insulted the royal institution, particularly the King.

“We have no choice but to demand the Prime Minister step down,” he said.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has expressed great disappointment with the government’s decision to revoke six Emergency Ordinances without his consent.

In a statement, the King also expressed dismay that the revocation of the ordinances was not presented in Parliament by the government.

Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said in the statement that Article 150 (2b) read with Article 150 (3) of the Federal Constitution clearly provides that the power to enact and repeal emergency ordinances rests with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Star

Parliament adjourns temporarily after statement from Palace

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