Unprecedented scenes in Parliament – and PM just walks away

Mahiaddin Yasin and his cabinet members not only failed parliamentary democracy but they have also put the country in poor light

Today, we witnessed shameful scenes in Parliament. What transpired was unprecedented in our nation’s history.

The shocks delivered by the government during the proceedings cannot be dismissed lightly. Many questions are already flooding social media as people grapple with the unprecedented events.  

And then, the prime minister walks away from Parliament without answering critical questions and being held accountable, as would be expected in a parliamentary democracy.

The Perikatan Nasional government’s backdoor revocation of the emergency ordinances raises critical constitutional issues. By not tabling the motion to revoke the ordinances in Parliament, the government has sullied our parliamentary democracy.

In this chaos, Umno, while fuming against the many failures of Prime Minister Mahiaddin Yasin when outside Parliament appeared to be strangely indifferent inside the House.

Many had held their breath, hoping the PN government would account for its actions during the emergency when Parliament was suspended.

But no, Mahiaddin and his cabinet members not only failed parliamentary democracy but they have also put the country in poor light.

This is not the way forward. This is not the Malaysia built on the back of six decades of pain and sacrifices by ordinary people.

We have a moral responsibility to demand that Mahiaddin should resign, disband his motley crew and seek forgiveness from the suffering people of this land.

Anything less would be unacceptable. We must defend Malaysia from those bent on eroding our democracy.

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