KUALA LUMPUR: Istana Negara also confirmed that the revocation of all Emergency Ordinances by the government has not been approved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, according to Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin,
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, expressed his deep sadness with the statement made in Parliament on July 26 that the government had revoked the Emergency Ordinances without His Majesty`s consent.
“His Majesty stressed that in the rule of the Constitutional Monarch and the Parliamentary Democracy System based on the principle of the supremacy of the Constitution, all parties must abide by the rule of law.
“Article 150 (2B) read with Article 150 (3) of the Federal Constitution clearly provides that the power to enact and repeal Emergency Ordinances rests with His Majesty,” said Ahmad Fadil.
His Majesty also expressed his deep sorrow over what had been agreed earlier with the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan and the Attorney General, Tan Sri Idrus Harun during the virtual meeting on 24 July that the proposal to repeal all emergency ordinances tabled and debated in Parliament for the purpose of disclosing has not been implemented, ”he said in a statement issued on Thursday.
YDP Agong regrets that the cancellation of the Emergency was made before His Majesty’s consent
Commenting further, Ahmad Fadil said, His Majesty stressed that the Minister’s statement in Parliament on July 26 was inaccurate and had confused the Members of the House of Representatives.
“Not only has it failed to respect the principle of the rule of law contained in the Rukun Negara but has also turned its back on His Majesty’s functions and powers as the Head of State as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.
“His Majesty is aware of the need for him to act in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet as contained in Article 40 (1) of the Federal Constitution.
“However, his Majesty expressed the view that he as the Head of State has the duty to provide advice and reprimand in the event of any unconstitutional action by any party, especially those who perform the functions and powers of His Majesty the Yang-di-Pertuan Agong, “He asserted.