Rulers can rely on ‘doctrine of necessity’ to stop decline, say lawyers

PETALING JAYA: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Malay rulers have acted in the spirit of the Federal Constitution to “arrest a situation in the country from declining”, a constitutional lawyer said. Dominic Puthucheary said the hereditary rulers also did not enter into the political arena as they were mindful of their roles as constitutional monarchs in a parliamentary democracy. “They were acting to uphold the spirit of the constitution and prevent the situation in the country from declining. Without the constitution, the system will be abused,” he told FMT. Puthucheary said… Read More

Sidang Parlimen akan berlangsung dalam masa terdekat

KUALA LUMPUR – Timbalan Yang Dipertua Dewan Rakyat, Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon mengesahkan bahawa sidang Parlimen akan berlangsung dalam masa terdekat. Ketetapan itu hasil sembah menghadap Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah pada Selasa. “Terima kasih atas keprihatinan dan kita hargai kuasa Yang di-Pertuan Agong semasa darurat ini. “Insya-ALLAH, apa yang dicadang dan dititahkan oleh Al-Sultan Abdullah, juga melalui nasihat Perdana Menteri untuk membuka Parlimen, kita akan jumpa tidak lama lagi melalui kaedah biasa atau hibrid,” katanya ketika ditemui pemberita selepas beliau selesai sembah menghadap Yang di-Pertuan Agong di… Read More

Noh Omar says won’t support another no-confidence vote, backs Umno president’s call for Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — The Umno MP for Tanjung Karang Tan Sri Noh Omar said he will not support a no-confidence vote should it be called when Parliament sits again. He added, however, that Parliament should be allowed to reconvene within the next 14 days, as the Conference of Rulers has decreed MPs should meet to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the people and the economy. “I repeat once again as the sole Barisan Nasional Member of Parliament from Selangor that I will not agree if a no-confidence… Read More