By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, June 24: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak is urging Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leaders to speak up on the reconvening of Parliament to the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
Its information chief Abun Sui Anyit believed that if GPS MPs could not pressure Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to call for a Parliament sitting before the Emergency ends, they should withdraw their support for Muhyiddin as the prime minister.
“At present, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as GPS chairman and GPS chief whip Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof remain silent on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s (Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah) decree.
“If GPS MPs cannot pressure Prime Minister Muhyiddin during the Emergency to call for a Parliament sitting before it ends on Aug 1, it is better for GPS representatives to withdraw their support for Muhyiddin as the prime minister if they could not play an effective role within PN,” he said in a press statement yesterday.
Abun Sui said PKR Sarawak noted His Majesty’s decree for Parliament to reconvene as soon as possible. PRK Sarawak thus opined that Parliament sitting should be reconvened in June or July 2021 during Emergency.
Quoting Section 14 (1)(b) of the Emergency (Essential Power) Ordinance 2021, Abun Sui said the King has the power to call for a Parliament sitting during Emergency. — DayakDaily