Malaysian King Disappointed Over Revocation of Emergency Ordinances

Malaysian King Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said he was disappointed with the government’s decision to revoke six Emergency COVID Ordinances without his permission.

Yesterday, the Malaysian government suddenly decided to cancel the emergency COVID regulations which have been in place for a month despite their continuously rising cases but did not explain why.

According to the Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, 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 the King himself.

“His Majesty stressed that the statement made by the parliamentary affairs minister on July 26 is not accurate and has confused the members of the Dewan Rakyat,” said Ahmad Fadil.

Currently, the Malaysian Parliament has gone into lockdown with everyone present including staff, media and lawmakers barred from leaving the premises until mass swab tests are completed because two COVID cases were detected. 

There is no statement yet from the parliament regarding the sudden revocation of ordinances. 

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