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De facto Law Minister Takiyuddin Hassan must stop threatening the Rakyat

Media statement by MP for Bukit Gelugor, Ramkarpal Singh on 12 March 2021:

Is it wrong for the Rakyat to question if the government today has a majority? 

Is it wrong to ask if this might be connected to the government’s advise to the Yang Di Pertuan Agong to declare an emergency?

Is it wrong for the people to raise this as a valid concern, given the political developments lately in the country?

De facto Law Minister Takiyuddin Hassan seems to be an expert in what is and what is not fake news.

Malaysiakini article screenshot on Takiyuddin’s statement.

His statement that claiming that the government sought an emergency declaration because it lost its majority violates the new fake news laws as reported by Malaysiakini on 12 March in relation to the promulgation of The Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021, sounds to me like a baseless threat and ill-advised.


Takiyuddin must be careful with his words. Who is he to intimidate us with what we feel are valid concerns?


I do not know if the PN government has the majority today which is why it is imperative that Parliament convenes soonest during this pandemic.

The Prime Minister should have nothing to fear if he has a majority today and advise the YDPA to lift the suspension of Parliament in the interest of the country as it is necessary for laws relating to the pandemic to be debated in Parliament for the betterment of the country.

I have no doubt that laws that help to contain the pandemic will be supported by both sides of the divide in the interests of the country. 


As such, why is there a need to continue with the suspension of Parliament during the emergency?

Takiyuddin has no business telling the people what is fake and what is not. That is for the courts to decide. 

In the circumstances, he should stop threatening the Rakyat with baseless threats and I urge him to do so forthwith.

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