KUALA LUMPUR— Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has filed a lawsuit against the prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, accusing the latter of unconstitutionally advised the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to declare state of emergency declared nationwide and suspend the Parliament.
DAP’s Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh, who is a lawyer, said that the lawsuit was filed yesterday by Anwar at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur.
“Among reliefs sought in that application is a declaration from court that the prime minister’s advice to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to suspend Parliament during the period of the Emergency proclaimed recently is against the law and not in line with the Federal Constitution,” he said in a statement yesterday.
He also stressed that the application does not challenged the Emergency, but the decision of the prime minister to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to approve rule 14 of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 that suspends Parliament during the Emergency period.
“The prime minister’s advice is said to be in contravention of the law,” he added.
An aide to Anwar confirmed the lawsuit when contacted by Malay Mail.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong consented to a state of Emergency nationwide from January 11 to August 1 upon advice from the prime minister, and Parliament was suspended for as long as the country is in a state of Emergency.
-Malaysia World News