Opposition thrown into outrage following Istana Negara statement


KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition MPs were thrown into an outrage following the statement from Istana Negara, with some like Khalid Abdul Samad (PH-Shah Alam) openly calling for Muhyiddin's resignation.

Dr Maszlee Malik (Independent-Simpang Renggam) said if the Parliament does not compel Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan and Muhyiddin to respond to the Palace statement, it could set a bad precedent for future leaders.

"If this matter is allowed to happen again, it would be a black mark in the nation's history," he added.

Gobind Singh Deo (PH-Puchong) subsequently raised Standing Orders 26(1)(P), saying that if there are no other pressing motions being tabled to the House, then the Speaker must prioritise a motion to cite Muhyiddin and Takiyuddin to the Rights and Privileges Committee.

"I filed that motion to question whether Takiyuddin had confused the House but until now, there still isn't an answer."

"Why hasn't that motion been debated until now?" he questioned.

Opposition MPs then engaged in another shouting match, as they demanded the Parliament Speaker to abide by the King's decree on Parliament.

Anwar said the Palace's statement wasn't just a normal media statement.

"This is not a normal press statement. Don't undermine the Palace's decree on Parliament."

Later on, the House temporarily adjourned for 15 minutes, before Rashid returned and announced that the House would adjourn until 2.30pm.

The five-day special sitting that began on Monday (July 26) will end next Monday (Aug 2).

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