In lawsuit, court asked if a PM who has lost majority can suspend Parliament, advise Agong to declare Emergency

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Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan today filed a lawsuit against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Malaysian government, in his bid to have the courts decide whether a prime minister who no longer has the majority support of MPs in the Dewan Rakyat can still advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to proclaim an Emergency or can still suspend Parliament sittings.

Khairuddin, who was a Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief until 2015, in his lawsuit asked the High Court in Kuala Lumpur to hear and decide four important constitutional questions.

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Based on court papers sighted by Malay Mail, one of the questions asked by Khairuddin was whether advice — by a prime minister who had lost the confidence of the majority of the members of the Dewan Rakyat — to propose to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for a declaration of Proclamation of Emergency is invalid and unconstitutional.

Khairuddin, who in the past was a member of Muhyiddin’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and subsequently a member of Parti Amanah Negara, had last July withdrawn from Pakatan Harapan. – MMO