Umno asks PM, Takiyuddin to resign, reiterates its MPs no longer support Muhyiddin

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Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today that his party Umno is requesting for both Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and de facto law minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan to resign.

He also reiterated that its MPs have rescinded their support for Muhyiddin to lead the government, following the statement by Istana Negara denying that the Agong had assented to revoke the Emergency Ordinances as claimed by the government.

“This move is a form of treason to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and is a breach of the Constitution.


“Therefore, Umno asks Muhyiddin and Takiyuddin to relinquish their positions with dignity,” the Umno president said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has condemned the government’s attempt to revoke the Emergency Ordinances without royal assent as unparliamentary and unconstitutional, and urged those responsible to immediately resign.

He said the action by Takiyuddin and Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun has besmirched Parliament and the royal institution.

“Their actions have invited the wrath of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The statement by Istana Negara has explained the actual matter,” Mohamad said in a Facebook post.

The Rantau assemblyman, also known as Tok Mat, said the cancellation of the ordinances was done behind the Agong’s back and without his knowledge.

“They did not implement His Majesty’s decree to debate the cancellation of the Emergency Ordinances in Parliament.

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“Those involved must take responsibility and resign immediately. The institution of the Parliament has been desecrated by this irresponsible act,” he said, adding that the incident is a black mark in Malaysia’s democratic parliamentary history.