Anwar files judicial review on Proclamation of Emergency

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judicial review Proclamation of Emergency Muhyiddin Yassin advice Agong Pakatan Harapan Opposition Chief cum the Member of Parliament of Port Dickson, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrives at the Parliament for the Budget 2021 presentation at the Dewan Rakyat. PIX: Courtesy from the Department of Information / MalaysiaGazette / 06 NOVEMBER 2020.
Opposition Chief cum the Member of Parliament of Port Dickson, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrives at the Parliament for the Budget 2021 presentation at the Dewan Rakyat. PIX: Courtesy from the Department of Information / MalaysiaGazette / 06 NOVEMBER 2020.

By Muhammad Azizul Osman

KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim filed a judicial review on the action of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in advising Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah in the Proclamation of Emergency.

His lawyer, Ramkarpal said, the judicial review has been filed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.

“Among the relief was to seek a declaration from the court that the Prime Minister’s advice to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to suspend Parliament sitting during the emergency period is against the law and unconstitutional.

“The application was filed by Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim (as the Opposition Chief of Dewan Rakyat) through Messrs Karpal Singh & Co,” he said.

On 17 January, Anwar said that he would challenge the declaration of emergency made by the government at the court.

He alleged that the Proclamation of Emergency was made out of desperation, baseless and it widens the gap between the people and the government.

Anwar named Muhyiddin and the Government of Malaysia as the defendants.

Meanwhile, Ramkarpal reinstated that the judicial review was not against the Proclamation of Emergency by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA), but the decision by the Prime Minister (through his Cabinet to advise the YDPA into approving Section 14 of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 that suspend Parliament sitting for the duration of the emergency.

“The advice by the Prime Minister is against the law,” Ramkarpal said. –MalaysiaGazette

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