KUALA LUMPUR – The letter from the Secretary-General of UMNO to the Members of Parliament (MP) which gave them less than 24 hours to urge the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in calling for a Parliament sitting is an attempt of betrayal towards His Majesty.
The letter written by Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan dated 18 January is also a clear effort to conspire with the Opposition Chief, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP who had earlier wanted the similar thing.
The MP of Ketereh, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said that Ahmad Maslan’s action as the Secretary-General of UMNO was never discussed or decided by the party.
“It is clearly contradicting with the media statement by YB DS President dated 12 January, Paragraph 1 which stated:
“UMNO upholds the decree of Tuanku SBP YDP Agong who consented to the Proclamation of Emergency under Article 150 of the Federal Constitution, as advised by YAB Prime Minister.
“If you have ‘uphold the decree’ and that it the party’s decision, why is YB Dato’ Sri trying to go against the official statement of the Party President,” Annuar questioned in a letter to Ahmad Maslan today.
The former Secretary-General of Barisan Nasional also concluded that the letter written by Ahmad Maslan is contradicting with the party’s principles, which repeatedly emphasized on No Anwar, No DAP.
Therefore, Annuar requested Ahmad Maslan to withdraw the letter as it is unconstitutional and contradicting with the decision and policy of the UMNO Supreme Council.
According to him, the proclamation of emergency and legislative journey during the emergency is stated clearly in the Federal Constitution.
He said, the MP of UMNO, Barisan Nasional and other parties cannot make a petition to the Agong to cancel what has been decided according to the Constitution.
“There is no provision in the law for us to do that. There is no axis in the law for us to hold. We will fail,” he added.
In his letter to Ahmad Maslan, Annuar expressed his disappointment as the letter from the Secretary-General of UMNO contains a huge mistake in interpreting Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution.
MalaysiaGazette is in the midst of obtaining the comment from Ahmad Maslan. –MalaysiaGazette