Quit or sack 2 senior ministers to end emergency fiasco, Wong Chen tells PM

A PKR MP has called for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to either resign or sack two of his senior ministers, to officially close the “state of emergency crisis chapter”.

(FMT) – In a Facebook post today, Subang MP Wong Chen said there was persistent talk that Muhyiddin was being influenced by two particular senior ministers.

He claimed that in the history of Malaysian politics, this was the first time that the rulers had rejected a prime minister’s proposal.

“Either the prime minister resigns or he sacks the said two senior ministers for this audacious attempt to subvert democracy in Malaysia.

“That should be the appropriate closure to this ugly chapter of a manufactured emergency crisis. There must be consequences for such actions or our beloved country will continue to suffer the politics of impunity,” he said.

Following this, Wong Chen said, the opposition may discuss working with the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as negotiate for reforms and the budget.

The government had previously sought emergency powers to deal with the recent surge of Covid-19 cases, and also for political stability.

However, Istana Negara later announced that the government’s request to declare a state of emergency had been denied by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong after he consulted fellow rulers on the proposal.

In a statement, it said the King felt the government had succeeded in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and there was no need for a state of emergency to be declared over the country or in any part of Malaysia.

It said the King had also reminded politicians to stop politicking, which can disrupt the stability of the country’s administration.