Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has lost the validity to govern the country, Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has claimed.
This, according to Port Dickson MP Anwar Ibrahim, after several lawmakers aligned to Perikatan Nasional has pulled their support for Muhyiddin as premier.
"The government is now going against the Federal Cobstitution and are stopping elected lawmakers from performing their duties.
"In fact, the government now has even gone against the decree of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and the mandate of the rakyat," Harian Metro quoted Anwar saying in his speech near Bank Negara earlier today.
Earlier, Anwar, and a host of other opposition lawmakers had marched to the Parliament from Dataran Merdeka, but were stopped from entering the building by the police.
This after the House sitting was postponed last week, until further notice following a COVID-19 outbreak there.
Among the other opposition leaders who attended the march were Pejuang chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Amanah president Mohamad Sabu, Warisan president Shafie Apdal, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, and Muda party founder Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
Last week, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had expressed disappointment over the government's decision to revoke the emergency ordinances without his consent.
This went against the rule of law, and his function and powers as the Head of State, the Ruler had said.
In reply, the Prime Minister's Office said that the Ruler had been informed of the decision to revoke the ordinances and stressed that the latter too, was bound by decisions made by the cabinet.
Following calls of 'treason' and 'resign' that arose following the move, the Parliament was closed until further notice, citing an outbreak of COVID-19 cases there.
Source: Harian Metro
Photo source: Free Malaysia Today
Mon Aug 02 2021