Abun Sui: GPS should withdraw support for PN immediately, avoid involvement with Takiyuddin

Abun Sui Anyit

KUCHING, July 29: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak information chief Abun Sui Anyit is urging GPS to withdraw its support for PN immediately to avoid being embroiled in de facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan’s act of disrespecting the King.

Abun Sui said the latest development in Parliament showed that Perikatan Nasional (PN) has committed an act of disregarding the Federal Constitution and disobeying the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, thus Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) must not be part of it.

Through the clarification from the Royal Household earlier today, he said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had been right about the validity of the announced revocation of Emergency Ordinances.

“The media statement by the Royal Household has also proved that the opposition led by YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was correct and on the right side that the Emergency Ordinances which were said to have been repealed on July 21, have not been approved by His Majesty,” said Abun Sui in a statement today.

Meanwhile, he expressed support for PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail who called for the resignation of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Prime Minister and for him to be replaced by Anwar.

On July 26, which was the first day of Parliament, Takiyuddin said the government has decided not to extend the period of Emergency and its accompanying ordinances post-Aug 1 following consensus from a Cabinet meeting.

He also stressed that all six Emergency Ordinances were revoked effective July 21, 2021 according to Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution.

However, Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Indera Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin issued a statement earlier today saying that the Agong had expressed disappointment with Takiyuddin’s “inaccurate and misleading” announcement.

The King said the revocation of Emergency Ordinances has not been approved by His Majesty himself and that the application to revoke the emergency ordinances were “hastily done without presenting it in Parliament”.

His Majesty asserted that Takiyuddin’s actions had not only failed to respect the principle of rule of law (‘Kedaulatan Undang-Undang’) in the Rukun Negara, but also turned his back on His Majesty’s functions and powers as the head of nation as enshrined in the Federal Constitution. — DayakDaily