Idris: Parliament should be suspended pending police investigations on MPs

Datuk Idris Buang

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, March 1: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief Datuk Idris Buang opines that Parliament should be suspended pending police investigations on the MPs who signed the statutory declarations (SDs) after the royal decree of the King that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would be the new prime minister.

He claimed that police reports have been made by the public and the police will have to look into it.

“I understand that many members of the public are now making police reports against the MPs who signed the SDs after the King had announced the royal decree.

“These MPs are by and large illegal because they signed the SDs outside the premises of a Commissioner of Oaths which make the SDs suspect documents, unrecognised by the law.

“There are also suspicions of horse trading which had led to politicians jumping around like frogs in a short span of time,” Idris told DayakDaily.

He opined the action of these MPs have caused the nation to be destabilised again — politically, economically and socially.

The Muara Tuang assemblyman thus urged the King to put his foot down and continue to exercise his ultimate authority in this time of instability and uncertainty where a large scale street protest is looming following the refusal of the King to grant an audience to the more than 100 MPs who marched to the palace this morning.

“Parliament ceases to function now, following police investigations over the MPs. They can’t discharge their duties as expected now.

“The administration of the nation should continue to run under the new cabinet with all ministries and departments including the judiciary to be functioning like usual,” opined Idris.

He also expressed the view this is the time for all to cool down, including the parliamentarians and the people.

“Parliament should be suspended not only because some MPs are under investigation but it will provide a time for the MPs to reflect on their responsibilities towards the nation and the people as per Constitution.

“People also need time to cool down for reflection after a week of intense confusion brought about by irresponsible politicians.

“The nation has been ruthlessly de-stabilised in all aspects and it now urgently needs us to all sit back and reflect for a while for the sake of our own nation, ” Idris emphasised. — DayakDaily