Foo calls for Takiyuddin’s resignation over Emergency Ordinances revocation blunder

Milton Foo

KUCHING, July 29: De facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan should resign for his misleading announcement on the revocation of Emergency Ordinances, says Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth secretary-general Milton Foo.

He called for this in a statement responding to an earlier statement by the Royal Household today countering Takiyuddin’s revelation in Parliament on Monday (July 26).

Foo said Takiyuddin’s behaviour cannot be tolerated especially in a Law Minister where the latter had violated the provisions under Article 150 of the Federal Constitution, disrespected the King, the rule of law, and made statements confusing to Members of Parliament and the people.

“We cannot tolerate having a Law Minister who acts unconstitutionally, disrespectful to the rule of law and misleads the people.

“Hence, he (Takiyuddin) should take up full responsibility and resign from the post as the Law Minister of Malaysia,” said Foo today.

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-August 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 Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah 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”.

The Agong 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