Takiyuddin told to resign as Law Minister

Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan

KUCHING: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan should step down from his position after misleading Parliament on the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances (EO).

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth Central secretary-general Milton Foo said the Kota Bharu MP should take full responsibility for his actions.

“The announcement by the federal law minister Takiyuddin Hassan in revoking all emergency ordinances on Monday is unconstitutional as it violated the provisions of Article 150 of Federal Constitution.

“It is disrespectful to the rule of the law and also to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. It also deceived not only the MPs but also the rest of the nation,” he said today (July 29).

Foo was commenting on a statement from the palace that the King was ‘deeply saddened’ by Takiyuddin’s assertion in Parliament that the EO have been revoked.

“We can’t tolerate to have a law minister who acts unconstitutionally, disrespecting the rule of law and misconceived the people.

“Hence, he should take the full responsibility and resign from the post as the law minister of Malaysia,” he said.

Earlier Thursday, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said the minister’s remarks have confused Parliament, and that the announcement was “not accurate”.

Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said that the Agong was upset with the remark by Takiyuddin in Parliament on July 26, that the government had decided not to extend the period of Emergency and its accompanying Ordinances post-August 1.

The Agong said that he had not consented to the revocation, and that he was not informed of the matter during a virtual meeting with Takiyuddin and Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun.