IGP: Public order, security will continue to be upheld despite uncertainties

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani. – AZMAN GHANI/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's top cop has reassured the public that security and public order will be maintained.

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani urged the public to not be anxious as the police will continuously ensure the nation's security.

"We will also increase monitoring to ensure the well-being of the community," he said in a statement on Friday (July 30).

He also advised the public to always follow the standard operating procedures set by the National Security Council in their daily lives.

"We must all do our part to curb the spread of Covid-19," he said.

This comes after political uncertainty rose in the country following the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah's statement that the government’s decision to revoke six Emergency Ordinances was made without his consent.

In a statement issued by Istana Negara on Thursday (July 29), the King also felt “greatly disappointed” that the ordinances were not tabled in Parliament by the government.

“Article 150(2b) read with Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution clearly provides that the power to enact and repeal Emergency Ordinances rests with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“In this regard, His Majesty expressed great displeasure at the July 26 statement in Parliament that the government had revoked all the Emergency Ordinances that the King had promulgated during the Emergency period, despite His Majesty having yet to give consent to the revocation," read the statement issued by Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.

Following the statement, confusion reigned in the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday following several unprecedented abrupt adjournments in the wake of a royal rebuke of the government’s handling of the Emergency Ordinances.

Chaos erupted just before lunch when Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim stood up to interrupt debates after a briefing by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz on the government’s Covid-19 economic packages.

The Port Dickson MP drew the House’s attention to a statement issued by the Palace, voicing the King’s displeasure over the recent revocation of six Emergency Ordinances announced on Monday.

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