After the announcement from the Palace that the government did not obtain the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s consent to revoke the emergency ordinances, a political analyst has offered four solutions to resolve the constitutional crisis.
- PN ministers to resign
- Parliament to dissolve
- Agong to appoint new PM if the opposition succeeds in convincing him that they have a majority
- King calls for a Mageran
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Mohammad Agus Yusoff said law minister Takiyuddin Hassan’s announcement on Monday disregarded constitutional principles and could be construed as disrespecting the monarchy and lying to both the Dewan Rakyat and the public at large.
“I see four options in the current situation,” Agus said in a Facebook post.
These are for all the Perikatan Nasional (PN) ministers to resign, Parliament to dissolve, the King appointing a new prime minister if the opposition succeeds in convincing him that they have a majority, or the King calling for a Mageran (National Operations Council).
In any case, he said, the current administration needs to go.
“It turns out that the emergency aimed at overcoming the pandemic has failed. The people are disappointed with the way Covid-19 is managed.
“I do not see the PN government being able to sufficiently answer the people’s questions.”
Agus said he hoped the constitutional crisis could be resolved and a new government installed next week to provide the country with credible, authoritative leaders. – FMT