Umno president Ahmad Zahid calls on Prime Minister to resign

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  • Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. -Bernamapic

PETALING JAYA: Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has called on Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign as Prime Minister following the royal rebuke over the government's handling of the revocation of the Emergency ordinances.

"Umno will call on Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan to resign their posts with dignity," he said in a statement issued on Thursday (July 29).

The Bagan Datuk MP also called on Umno MPs to withdraw their support of Muhyiddin's leadership in line with Umno's supreme council decision on July 7.

Ahmad Zahid said that Umno is disappointed with Muhyiddin for going against the wishes of the King for the emergency ordinances to be debated and revoked in Parliament in line with Article 150 (3) of the Federal Constitution.

"Even more disappointing was when the King himself had to reveal that the revocation of the ordinances as announced by the law minister on Monday (July 26) in Parliament was very confusing as when in fact, they had yet to receive consent from the King," he said.

He reminded Umno MPs of their oath of loyalty to the King and to protect the Federal Constitution at all times.

Ahmad Zahid was supposed to have attended Dewan Rakyat's five-day special sitting beginning July 26 but was placed under home quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.

On Monday, Takiyuddin, who is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), told Dewan Rakyat that six out of 13 emergency ordinances had been revoked on July 21.

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