The Pakatan Harapan (PH) Presidential Council said it has taken seriously the Istana Negara media statement dated 29th June 2021 and urges the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resume parliamentary sessions as soon as possible.
PH leaders also warned that if the Prime Minister did not respect the King and the rulers ‘s order and re-open the parliament, they would urge all Members of Parliament to walk to the Dewan Rakyat on July 19, 2021.
“If the Prime Minister does not make any announcement regarding the sitting of Parliament by 5th July 2021, then we urge all Members of Parliament whether Opposition or the Government who uphold Your Majesty’s command and respect the spirit of the Constitution according to the principles of parliamentary democracy to come together to the Parliament on July 19, 2021,” Pakatan Harapan (PH) said in a statement today.
The statement added, it’ s the third time His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has expressed his view that Parliament should be reconvened the soonest possible.
The Presidential Council also examined the joint media statement by the Yang di-Pertua Dewan Negara and Yang di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat (dated 30 June 2021) that said the Parliamentary sittings should be held before August 1, 2021.
“However, we regret that until now the Prime Minister and Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) have not issued any statement on concrete steps to uphold His Majesty’s decree regarding the sitting of Parliament as soon as possible before 1 August 2021, ” the statement said.
His Majesty the King has recently expressed his hopes that the parliament, which has been suspended since January this year, could be reconvened as soon as possible to allow the MPs to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, as well as the Proclamation of Emergency, Emergency Ordinances and the National Recovery Plan.
The government said they are not delaying the parliametary sessions. They are studing the legal aspects to hold hybrid parliamentary seasions as Covid-19 daily cases is still high in Malaysia