Friday, July 30, 2021

Govt turned back on King, distance yourselves from them, Umno MPs told

Govt turned back on King, distance yourselves from them, Umno MPs told

Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan says the response by the Prime Minister’s Office to a Palace statement had been ‘arrogant’.

PETALING JAYA: Umno’s MPs have been urged to distance themselves from the government after the Prime Minister’s Office’s (PMO) “arrogant” response to the Palace, the party’s deputy president, Mohamad Hasan, said.

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“All Umno MPs must stay away from being dragged into a crisis between the government and the Palace,” Mohamad, who is also known as Tok Mat, said in a statement.

This comes a day after Istana Negara and the government shared conflicting statements over the revocation of the emergency ordinances.

The Palace expressed disappointment that the government acted without the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s consent, while the PMO insisted that it had made the revocation in line with the law and Federal Constitution.

“(Umno MPs) cannot be in a position that could be construed as refuting the Palace’s rebuke, because it is an institution that Umno has pledged to obey and defend.

“Therefore, I call upon all Umno MPs to use their wisdom and to do the right thing and be in line with the party’s stand,” Mohamad said.

Yesterday, party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had also called on all Umno MPs to withdraw their support for the prime minister.


  1. A Morally Bankrupt Party calling another party Morally Empty...


  2. Unless the Agong is willing to take the PN government to court over this revocation issue, the former education minister of the Best Education system in the world will just go on ignoring the palace.

    But I will be surprised if UMNO MPs still stick to PN - I think they are courting the wrath of the Palace unnecessarily.

    And as I said, the old 96-year old buffoon is wisely keeping his mouth shut. Typical of him...watching and waiting for the right moment to put in his 2-cents.