KUALA LUMPUR – Perikatan Nasional (PN) needs to answer several questions after it revoked six Emergency Ordinances.
Former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak raised three main questions to the government led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“First of all, the PN government needs to answer if all relevant legal processes have been practiced, in other words, any revocation of the Emergency Ordinance must get the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and it must be gazetted. They did not explain about this.
“Secondly, if the revocation of the Emergency Ordinance can be made backdated. It implicates any action taken by the authorities after 21 July as it can raise questions or be legally struck off,” Najib said in a news conference.
He also said that the revocation of six ordinances under the Proclamation of Emergency can raise the legality and legitimacy of the PN government.
“It means that the legitimacy of the government from 21 July until 1 August, that can be questioned,” he said.
According to Najib, any revocation of Emergency Ordinance must not only get the consent from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, it must also be presented to the upper and lower halls namely, the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara.
As the former Prime Minister under Barisan Nasional (BN), he has made a revocation of the Emergency Ordinance using that two methods.
“Yesterday’s statement has confused the people and the Dewan Rakyat, thus, a precise and detailed explanation needs to be made before it raises more questions among the people and Members of the Parliament.
“If the Emergency Ordinance is in accordance to the appropriate legal processes, it means that the Cabinet has advised the YDPA and His Majesty would grant his consent and gazette it. It would be complete in the law.
“This has been done. During my time, we revoked the Emergency law according to this process,” he added. –MalaysiaGazette