By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, July 29: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has not given the royal assent that was constitutionally required for the revocation of the Emergency Ordinance.
As a result, His Majesty is disappointed by the statement made by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan on July 26 in Parliament that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has revoked all the six emergency ordinances proclaimed by him without first seeking an audience.
“Act 150(2B) read together with Act 150(3) of the Federal Constitution, clearly allocates the power to formulate and cancel the Emergency Ordinance to His Majesty.
“His Majesty expresses his disappointment over what was agreed before with Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan as the Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) and Tan Sri Idrus Harun, Attorney-General during a virtual audience meeting on July 24 that the proposal for the revocation of emergency ordinances was to be tabled and debated in Parliament but was not implemented.
“His Majesty stresses that the statement by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) is inaccurate and has caused confusion to MPs,” he said in a statement issued by Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin today.
His Majesty said the revocation of all emergency ordinances on July 21 by the Federal Cabinet which was done in a hurry without being debated in Parliament as well as confusing and contracting statements were acts of disrespect to the King and the law as contained in the Federal Constitution and Rukun Negara.
Al-Sultan Abdullah said as the King, he has a duty to advise and warn any parties if they implement any actions that were unconstitutional, especially those involving the power of The Yang di-Pertuan Agong. — DayakDaily