KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy President of UMNO, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan advised all UMNO Members of Parliament (MPs) to avoid themselves from being dragged into the crisis between the government and Istana Negara.
He said, UMNO MPs cannot be seen in the position that could be translated into contradicting the admonishments from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, an institution where UMNO has vowed to protect and be loyal to.
“Therefore, I urge all Members of Parliament from UMNO to use your wisdom and do the right thing, in line with the party’s stand.
“No excuses can be used to defend the Government that has clearly disobeyed, indolent and failed in executing the orders and advice of DYMM SPB Yang Di Pertuan Agong in carrying out their responsibility in protecting and defending the National Constitution,” he said.
Commenting further, the Rantau State Assemblyman said that the loyalty to the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government cannot overcome the loyalty to the king, country and party.
He said, the choice is clear for the UMNO representatives, unless, they choose otherwise, at the moment when the country and people have lose all faith towards the PN Government.
“I often remind us to always self-reflect and always be aware of our origins. Do not abuse the people when we are given the power,” he said.
According to Mohamad, UMNO’s official stand has been stated by the President and all loyal members of the party.
All loyal members of the party, regardless of their position within or outside the Government should obey and accept that stand.
He said, the official decision is a collective party decision, in line with the voices of the grassroots during the UMNO General Assembly. It has been reviewed and verified during the UMNO Supreme Council Meeting on 7 July.
“The government has obviously turned its back on the monarchy institution, did unconstitutional actions and was dishonest at the noble Parliament.
“The reply from the Istana Negara towards the government has worsen the situation.
“That statement has driven Malaysia to a serious Constitutional crisis. The Government is clearly arrogant and showed disrespect towards the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” he said. –MalaysiaGazette