Cabinet should take responsibility for Emergency Ordinances controversy, says Abim

PETALING JAYA: Cabinet members should take responsibility for the controversy surrounding the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances, says the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim).

Its president Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz (pic) said that the government’s actions insulted the Palace, the Dewan Rakyat, and all Malaysians.

“Abim stresses that all members of Cabinet should be held accountable for the violation of the principles of a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy,” he said.

He added that this is in line with Article 43(3) of the Federal Constitution which lays down the principle of collective responsibility, where all members of the Cabinet must be jointly responsible to Parliament for all decisions and actions made by the Prime Minister as the head of government.

“Therefore, in addition to strongly calling for the Prime Minister to step down with honour and dignity, Abim urges all Cabinet members to take responsibility for violations of the principles of the Federal Constitution, openly apologise to the people and re-establish the principles of parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy,” he said in a statement on Friday (July 30).

On Thursday (July 29), Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said the government’s decision to revoke six Emergency Ordinances was made without his consent.

The Prime Minister’s Office however later said that the government is of the view that all actions taken concerning the revocation of the Emergency ordinances were done in accordance with the Federal Constitution and the rule of law.

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