02 August 2021

Depa dok cari katak dulu,baru buka Parlimen...

 
Shahidan kata Muhyidin masih cukup sokongan. Nazri Aziz pun kata Muhyidin masih ada majoriti. Ismail Sabri pun kata Kerajaan PN masih ada majoriti.Tunggu pula apa kata tuan punya badan, betul kah atau tidak?  Tiada jawapan.  Tapi dia beri isyarat satu saja, iaitu sidang Parlimen hari ini ditangguhkan kepada entah bila2 apabila dapat tahu Anwar kemuka usul undi tidak percaya kepadanya. - Wfauzdin Ns 



This is just the beginning, opposition MPs said despite failure to enter parliament to fulfill their duties as parliamentarians. Police meanwhile are probing protestors for breaching SOP and having gatherings despite lockdown.  111-107= 4 MPs... - melgoh

Kalu hangpa tak block orang dari masuk ke Parlimen 
takkan ada himpunan depan roadblock tu bangang... - minah kerang.


UMNO meeting lagi, rasa jadi macam biasa, perkukuh PN cuma tolak Muhyiddin.
Lebih kurang macam "Kita hirup licin gulai kawah tapi tolak tepi daging oink2"

Tak tau kira tak tau sains,mungkin depa 
belajaq Sains terbalik masa sekolah dolu2...- ts


Agong has retaliated,here’s the new letter of decree for revocation of emergency to be debated...

As expected, the backdoor Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has cowardly locked the Parliament again, ordering the final day of the five-day special parliamentary sitting scheduled for Monday (August 2) to be postponed indefinitely. And again, the acts of cowardice were carried out with the assistance of the over-rated Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Under the pretext of some Covid-19 cases detected within the Parliament compound, the illegitimate chief executive has again run away from the August House. The joke on the street is that the “Malay first” PM Muhyiddin is more powerful than Thanos, but there’s only one thing he is extremely terrified of – a vote of confidence, or any vote, in the Parliament!

But why the country’s most powerful man is still so afraid of the Parliament when the State of Emergency will expire on Monday (August 2). The answer is because of a very damaging new letter from King Sultan Abdullah dated July 29, the same day the defiant Prime Minister Office (PMO) stubbornly and arrogantly issued a press statement to lecture the monarch.

On Thursday (July 29), the Agong (King) issued a royal statement, officially denied he had consented to the scrapping of emergency laws as claimed by de-facto Law Minister Takiyuddin Hassan. Worse, Sultan Abdullah said that he was “deeply disappointed” by Takiyuddin’s false statement in Parliament that the Emergency Ordinances had been revoked on July 21.

Sultan Abdullah said the government had “confused” Parliament, had “misled” Members of Parliament, had “rushed” to revoke the emergency ordinances, had “disrespected” the rule of law, and more crucially, that it had “undermined” the function and powers of the Agong as the head of state as per the Constitution. These alone are sufficient to prove that the regime has committed treason.


As the Parliament became chaotic over the stunning royal revelation of the regime’s treason and treachery, as well as attempts to usurp the powers of the Agong by faking the revocation of the emergency laws without the consent from the monarch, the Parliament building was suddenly put under lockdown. Cases of Covid-19 suddenly appear, forcing some lawmakers to undergo screening.

Hilariously, while the Opposition was locked in the Parliament, pro-Muhyiddin Cabinet members were allowed to travel to the prime minister’s mansion, where he has been hiding since Monday. As the scandal appeared too huge to fix, the parliament meeting on Thursday was adjourned multiple times till it was scrapped entirely for the day – under the pretext of Covid-19 cases.

The regime shamelessly and arrogantly digs in, refusing to either resign or test its legitimacy in the Parliament, even after the prime minister was caught with his pants down in a web of deceit and lies. Drunk with power, the Prime Minister Office went into spinning and twisting phase to save face, arguing that the Agong must obediently act on the advice of the prime minister, no matter what.

The PMO, shocked with the King’s stunning exposure, said in a press statement dated July 29 that Muhyiddin had written a letter to the Agong on July 23 advising the ruler to revoke the Emergency Ordinances, and again with an audience on July 27. Still, the burning question remains – why were the laws revoked as early as July 21 when the Agong only received the letter two days later (July 23)?


After the power-crazy Muhyiddin locked some poor MPs in the Parliament building, gathered his loyalists in his mansion and lectured King Sultan Abdullah, the next day, the prime minister wished the extremely angry monarch a “Happy Birthday”. But the damage was already done. On the same Thursday that Muhyiddin issued his press statement, the King has retaliated with his own letter of decree.

In his retaliation letter, Sultan Abdullah laid out the chronology. Apparently, the letter from Mahiaddin alias Muhyiddin dated July 23 was sent to the Istana Negara (Palace) in Kuala Lumpur. The King only received it the next day (July 24) at his palace in Kuantan, Pahang. After studying the letter, on the same day (July 24), the monarch ordered for a virtual meeting with Takiyuddin and AG Idrus Harun.

According to the four-page leaked letter, during the online meeting at about 4.30pm (July 24) with both de facto Law Minister Takiyuddin and Attorney General Idrus, the Agong had issued his decree in four areas of concerns, of which all of them had been ignored and rubbished by the government. Below are the four items of interest:

1. Agong had not consented to sign the application because it was done in a hurry – just two days before the sitting of Parliament, apart from the need for it to be gazetted.
2. Agong needed time to analyze the application in detail and subsequently to gain more opinions or insights from other (nine) Malay Rulers.
3. Agong wanted the Proclamation and the Emergency Ordinance to be tabled and debated in Parliament in accordance with Article 150 (3) of the Federal Constitution.

There are a number of questions that need further clarification, especially in relation to legal action or compound that has been issued under the Emergency Ordinances for the period between 21 and 25 July 2021.


In the letter, the King again expressed his deepest disappointment because his order and decree to both de facto Law Minister Takiyuddin Hassan and Attorney General Idrus Harun during the virtual meeting for the proposed cancellation of the Emergency Ordinances to be tabled and debated, was not complied with. Clearly, both individuals have insulted and disrespected the Malay Sultan.

Sultan Abdullah said Takiyuddin, in his capacity as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), has given a contradictory and inaccurate statement in the Lower House on July 26 that the government had already revoked the Emergency Ordinances on July 21. Hence, the King believes Takiyuddin has misled the Members of Parliaments.

While the Agong said in the letter that he was aware of the need to act in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet as per Article 40(1) of the Federal Constitution, the monarch, however, said the final decisions in regards to the revocation of the emergency laws should take into consideration of the situations as follows:

1. The proposal for the cancellation was submitted late on July 24, 2021. Additionally, it was too close to the date of the Parliamentary session, which was scheduled to begin on July 26, 2021.
2. Any revocation of the Emergency Ordinances that is being rushed and not tabled in Parliament will lead to a negative impact on the Agong (King).
3. The revocation of the Emergency Ordinance is done in a way which undermines the function and powers of the Agong as the Head of State as described in the Federal Constitution.
4. The effective date of the cancellation of the Emergency Ordinances was backdated (retrospective) to July 21, 2021, while the application was received only on July 23.
5. The revocation of the Emergency Ordinances is the Constitutional power of the Agong, and not the Cabinet alone.



In conclusion, King Sultan Abdullah said in the letter – “I decree that the proposal to revoke the Emergency Ordinances must be tabled and debated in Parliament before the royal assent.” And that’s the reason why the panicked Muhyiddin regime has postponed indefinitely the last day of the parliamentary sitting next Monday. It still does not know how to fix the scandal.

The best part of the letter is that the monarch managed to take the opportunity to lecture the prime minister, reminding the government that all the ordinances must be tabled before both Houses of Parliament (which the Muhyiddin regime tried to avoid) as prescribed under Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution. The King also said it must be in line with the principle of accountability under Article 43(3) of the Constitution.

Obviously, the King was smarter than Muhyiddin and his band of crooks and traitors think. The Malay Ruler did not want to sign on the dotted line because the whole scheme was illegal and unconstitutional from the beginning, and he refused to be dragged into the political game to save the backdoor prime minister as eventually, the monarch will get the blame from the people.

After previously tricked, conned, and insulted by the Perikatan Nasional government, the King also wanted to play safe by consulting his nine brother rulers, of which he was not able to because the illegitimate government of Muhyiddin wanted to rush the back door revocation in order to avoid a vote in Parliament. He finally realized that Mahiaddin just wanted to use him to do all the dirty works.

Not only the incompetent regime was late in submitting the proposal on July 24, the backdoor government had the cheek to backdate it to July 21 and wanted the Malay King to close one eye and play along with the evil conspiracy. Had the monarch blindly signed the proposal, Muhyiddin and his gang will pull similar tricks again in the future to their “puppet King”.

The fact that the King fought back, arguing that he too has the power to decide whether to give his consent or not to the revocation of the emergency laws appears to send a message to the prime minister – Agong is not a toothless tiger or an errand boy that the regime can order around. And he has presented nine compelling and legitimate reasons not to play ball. The ball is in Muhyiddin’s court now.

It’s not only Muhyiddin who knows how to dig in. Now, the King too has dug in his heels, issuing another new decree for the revocation to be tabled and debated in the Parliament, before he signs. The prime minister cannot accuse Sultan Abdullah of going against Article 40(1). The King is ready to sign, but not before all the procedures and rules are complied with, of which the regime had done none.

In the same breath, the letter of decree clearly demonstrates how the backdoor government usurps the powers of Agong with Takiyuddin’s fake claims that the revocation of the laws had been done on July 21 when in fact it could not even be gazetted because the King has disagreed. You insult the King at your own peril. Muhyiddin is toast. He is royally screwed. – FT

cheers.

31 July 2021

Atok Gua Musang pula tumpang sekole...


Pengumuman pemansuhan Ordinan-Ordinan Darurat yang dibuat oleh Takiyuddin Hassan 26 Julai dalam parlimen disifatkan oleh Ahli Parlimen Gua Musang Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah satu pembohongan dan perbuatan tidak cerdik yang tidak boleh dimaafkan. Sehubungan itu kata bekas Menteri Kewangan itu, Mahiaddin dan jemaah kabinetnya perlu meletak jawatan dan serahkan kerajaan kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Biarlah Agong dengan budi bicaranya untuk membentuk kerajaan baru. Dok perasan Agong akan pilih dia lah tu!!!... - minah kerang

Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has suggested for the 5 day special parliamentary sitting be extended to enable the emergency proclamation and related ordinances to be tabled and debated by MPs as ordered by the king. The government is lost he said PM and the cabinet should bow out... - melgoh

Penjelasan Anwar isu "fake news"
 pertemuannya dengan YDPA...


No more parliamentary sitting on Monday. PM Din has decided to postpone it to a later date after being advised by health DG that the parliament is no longer safe, it’s now a high risk locality.Din batalkan Ordinan2 Darurat Covid tanpa perkenan DYMAgong. Sekarang Din guna alasan Covid dan nama Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah,KPKKM untuk tangguh Parlimen. Penglibatan kontinjen Malaysia bagi acara sidang Dewan Rakyat bertempat di Parlimen pada 2 Ogos 2021 (Isnin) telah dibatalkan akibat PM Din telah membawa lari tiang gol. Satu lagi usaha membodohkan rakyat!!!.. - minah kerang


Ada hati nak jadi PM...

Time for PM to prove 
his majority in parliament...

It has never happened before when the Yang di-Pertuan Agong issued a very strongly worded statement to openly rebuke a sitting government. But as we know, it happened on July 29, 2021, when current Yang di-Pertuan Agong rebuked federal minister Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan for misleading Parliament that emergency ordinances had been revoked. The Agong also said Takiyuddin and attorney-general Tan Sri Idrus Harun had not fulfilled their assurance that the revocation of emergency ordinances would be debated in Parliament. The August House is carrying out a five-day special sitting from Monday July 26.

Incidentally, according to former Umno MP Tawfik Ismail, "This is not the first time Takiyuddin has shown contempt for the Constitution and ignored Parliamentary Standing Orders." "In 2017," says Tawfik, "he seconded the tabling of RUU355 without the consent of the Council of Rulers and against the Standing Orders which states that before any motion pertaining to the religion is tabled, the Council of Rulers must give its consent."

To him, PAS through Takiyuddin and its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang then had "showed disregard and disrespect for the Constitution and the Malay Rulers". Tawfik is the son of former deputy prime minister the late Tun Ismail Abdul Rahman.

Back to the issue at hand. Yes, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was not named specifically in the Istana Negara a statement, but Takiyuddin was talking on behalf of the government on matters decided by the government led by Muhyiddin. In short, Takiyuddin had the blessings of the prime minister when he addressed Parliament on Monday.

Hence, with the rebuke by the Agong, the right thing, or rather the only thing to do, is for the prime minister to step down. Of course, there are people like the Menteri Besar of Pahang and Perak who want Muhyiddin to take responsibility and seek forgiveness from the Agong. But, that is being drowned by calls, or should I say demands, for Muhyiddin to resign.

However, Muhyiddin is having none of all that. He has not apologized, at least not publicly. Nor has he shown any sign he's stepping down. Instead, he issued a statement through his office to counter the one issued by Istana Negara. I will not go into the details except to point out that while the Agong had said His Majesty was not informed of the ordinances' revocation, thus had not consented to it.

Muhyiddin claimed that the cabinet had advised the Agong and in the same breath highlighted Article 40 of the Federal Constitution that "the Yang di- Pertuan Agong shall act in accordance with the advice of the cabinet." What do you make of that? I'm sure we all have our own take on it. I'll leave it to the readers to opine what Muhyiddin was saying or what the message of his statement was.

But borrowing the words of author Kim Quek writing his article in Malaysiakini, "a confrontation of sorts has occurred between the Agong and the prime minister." I agree, and surely many of you too. Its for all to see!


Umno man Datuk Seri Johari Ghani sees the country heading towards a constitutional crisis following the Agong's expression of disappointment over the revocation of emergency ordinances without his consent, and the reply from the PMO. This, says the former second finance minister, does not bode well for the people and the nation.

According to constitutional law expert professor Aziz Bari, "As anything else, crisis stage is on when the routine process of the Constitution is no longer possible. We have actually reached the second or third phase of the crisis." The first level, as Aziz sees it, "was when the Agong met up with the Malay Rulers and called for Parliament to reconvene as soon as possible, and the government started to delay the summoning."

As Wikipedia puts it, in political science a constitutional crisis is a problem or conflict in the function of a government that the political constitution or other fundamental governing law is perceived to be unable to resolve. There are several variations to this definition naturally.

And the crisis may arise from a variety of possible causes too. Among the example listed is that a government may want to pass a law contrary to its constitution. Another is that government institutions themselves may falter or fail to live up to what the law prescribes them to be. Whatever the definition and cause, constitutional crisis its not good, as rightly pointed out by Johari earlier.

What's the way out in our present context? Bearing in mind Muhyiddin has no intention of relinquishing his post. As it is anyway. Aziz as well as many law experts say the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can remove a prime minister who does not have majority support.

Journalist Azril Annuar writing for The Vibes says the clearest and most obvious step (which the Agong can take) is to summon all MPs individually to Istana Negara as soon as possible to determine if Muhyiddin still has the backing of the majority of the House. I agree with DAP's Lim Kit Siang when he said if the prime minister is not prepared to resign, let the first item of parliamentary business on Monday be a test whether he still has majority support.

Monday August 2 is when the parliament special sitting is scheduled to reconvene. We know Thursday's (July 29) sitting was adjourned three times with the Speaker or deputy speakers citing reasons which I do not want to repeat here. Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has filed a motion for a vote of no confidence against the prime minister.

Many journalists, political analysts and observers expect Speaker Datuk Azhar Harun to block it. I hope that will not be the case. Please give Muhyiddin a chance to prove himself.  Going by what deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has said, that the government has the support of more than 110 MPs, then there is nothing the government has to fear in particular! Just prove the bravado and allow Muhyiddin to be tested in Parliament.- Mohsin Abdullah

Is Muhyiddin govt waging war 
against extremely angry King...

When Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Attorney General Idrus Harun, House Speaker Azhar Harun (brother of AG), and leaders of allies – UMNO and PAS – met and hatched a plan to avoid a parliamentary vote on Monday (July 26), the first day the Parliament reconvened this year since the Proclamation of Emergency on January 12, they thought it would be a piece of cake.

The plan was like a school kid, who in his attempt to avoid punishments, tried to forge his parents’ signature on the report card after failing the school’s final exam. The idiot sent to do the job was de facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan, who surprised the entire nation on Monday when he announced that the Cabinet had already revoked the emergency ordinances some five days earlier (July 21).

But unlike the school kid, who may be able to trick both his parents and class teacher, the backdoor government cannot easily forge King Sultan Abdullah’s signature and get away with it. Unlike a school report card, the revocation of the emergency ordinances must be published through something called an official gazette. There isn’t any gazette despite Takiyuddin’s claim.

So when the Opposition grilled Takiyuddin, the secretary-general of PAS Islamist party, he was immediately caught with his pants down. The half-baked plan, like all other half-baked economic and Covid-19 pandemic policies, backfired spectacularly. He panicked and could not answer a simple question – had or had not the Agong (King) consented to a backdated revocation.

The suspicious over Takiyuddin’s dubious claim subsequently snowballs after fellow Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa said the cancellation of the emergency laws was actually “work in progress”. Backdoor Prime Minister Mahiaddin (glamour name: Muhyiddin) has chosen to hide, running away from the Parliament since Monday’s chaotic Parliament session.

House Speaker Azhar Harun, the partner-in-crime of the illegitimate Muhyiddin government, tried to cover-up for Takiyuddin, defending the de facto law minister’s lame excuse that he would explain the matter only on Monday (August 2). Of course, by then, it would be water under the bridge as the current State of Emergency will expire on Sunday (August 1).


Apparently, under Article 150(7) of the Federal Constitution, Emergency Ordinances will continue to take effect for six months, even after the expiry of the State of Emergency, unless it is annulled through Parliament. The regime cannot allow the emergency law to be debated, let alone voted in the August House, as it would reveal that the prime minister has lost his simple-majority support and thus must resign.

It was clearly a desperate and hastily glued plan to waste the ongoing five-day special sitting (which was reluctantly scheduled just to satisfy the King’s demands for the Parliament to reconvene), after which the next Parliament sitting will be in September. Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional government had been in constipation since Monday, praying that the Palace would close one eye.

However, the King, who had been insulted three times by the power-hungry regime, was not ready to be disrespected again. Even if the monarch wanted to, it will be foolish to help Muhyiddin, whose popularity reportedly has plunged to below 20% due to his Coronavirus mishandling and economic mismanagement – leading to poverty, starvation, and close to 10,000 Covid deaths.

On July 29), after giving enough ropes for the regime to hang itself, the Agong issued a royal statement, officially denied he had consented to the scrapping of emergency laws as claimed by Takiyuddin. Worse, Sultan Abdullah said that he was “deeply saddened” by de-facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan’s false statement in Parliament that the Emergency Ordinances have been revoked.

Sultan Abdullah said the government had “confused” Parliament, had “misled” Members of Parliament, had “rushed” to revoke the emergency ordinances, had “disrespected” the rule of law, and more crucially, that it had “undermined” the function and powers of the Agong as the head of state as per the Constitution. These alone are sufficient to prove that the regime has committed treason.

But Muhyiddin government’s treachery did not stop there. Interestingly, the King also exposed that he was not informed of the matter during a virtual meeting with Takiyuddin and AG Idrus Harun on July 24. Exactly how could the Cabinet claim to have scrapped the emergency laws on July 21 when Sultan Abdullah did not even know about it three days into the future (July 24)?


Here’s the juiciest part – during the virtual meeting on July 24 with Takiyuddin Hassan and AG Idrus Harun, both had agreed with the King’s decree to table and debate the suggestion to cancel all Emergency Ordinances in the Parliament for the purposes of annulment. However, it never happened. To say both despicable men had deceived and lied to the Malay Sultan is an understatement.

Muhyiddin, together with his top lieutenants Azmin Ali and Hamzah Zainudin might execute a backup plan to throw Takiyuddin, AG Idrus and House Speaker Azhar under the bus to save the backdoor government. However, at this stage, sacrificing the three bootlickers may not do the trick. Everyone knows the three minions have acted under the prime minister’s instruction.

The King would certainly look like a fool if he blindly accepts the resignations of the trio, believing that Muhyiddin was not aware of the scheme. The fact that the monarch mentioned he was deeply saddened – “twice” – in the royal media statement speaks volumes about his extreme anger over how the so-called Malay-Muslim government repetitively disrespects, belittles, and insults the Malay Royal Institution.

By faking the revocation of the emergency laws without the consent from the Palace was clearly an exercise to usurp the powers of the Agong. That means the Perikatan Nasional government, comprising primarily of UMNO, Bersatu and PAS political parties, is waging war against Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King), and offence that carries capital punishment – “death penalty”.

The stunning locking of the Opposition and other MPs in the Parliament building yesterday under the pretext that there were some Covid-19 positive cases detected, but at the same time allowing pro-Muhyiddin Cabinet members to travel to the prime minister’s residence for an emergency meeting, was yet another demonstration of abuse of power practised in a dictatorial-style leadership.

The defiant Prime Minister Office (PMO) has stubbornly maintained that the revocation of the emergency ordinances was done in accordance with the law, despite the fact that it was not because legally and constitutionally the King must first approve it. The PMO argued that Agong must obediently act on the advice of the prime minister. Hence, it didn’t matter what the monarch has to say.


Even if Agong must blindly agree to whatever the prime minister wants to do, which is not, should not the regime wait for the royal signature? How does the regime plan to prove that the revocation was legally done without the official gazette, which itself must have the King’s consent? Perhaps Dictator Muhyiddin plans to forge Sultan Abdullah’s signature and forcefully gazette it.

Amusingly, the PMO said Muhyiddin had written a letter to the Agong on July 23 advising the ruler to revoke the Emergency Ordinances, and again in an audience on July 27. But even if indeed there was such a dubious letter, how could Takiyuddin claim that the laws had already been revoked on July 21 – “two days before” the so-called letter arrives on the King’s desk?

In the same breath, if indeed the emergency laws had been revoked on July 21, and the whole process was done in accordance with the law, why was there a need to go back to the King on July 27 (some six days later)? Does not this mean that consent from Sultan Abdullah is needed, after all, hence leading to the scramble to do damage control, which ultimately fails?

The contradiction, inconsistency, and arrogance displayed by the PMO have again lent credence that the prime minister has declared war on the Agong and all the nine Malay Rulers. Muhyiddin behaves as if he is the King, “ordering” rather than advising the monarch. In essence, the power-crazy Muhyiddin treats Sultan Abdullah like a pariah.

It appears that the Agong’s persistence that the Emergency Ordinances must be tabled and debated in Parliament before it could be scrapped suggests that the monarch had wanted the legitimacy of Muhyiddin to be tested. Knowing that Muhyiddin does not have the numbers, it’s as good as telling the self-described stupid prime minister to resign.

As the regime shamelessly and arrogantly digs in, refusing to either resign or test its legitimacy in the Parliament, it will do more harm than good to the ruling coalition. Exactly how could it win the votes from the rural Malay folks with the open confrontations and clashes with the Malay King? The Malays finally see the real damage a Malay-Muslim government can do to the country.  Muhyiddin behaves as if he is the King, “ordering” rather than advising the monarch.
FT

cheers.

30 July 2021

Chief Lebai dah cakap dalam PAS ramai yang bodoh...


Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah dukacita dengan pengumuman pembatalan Ordinan Darurat di parlimen. Perkara itu dimaklumkan Datuk Pengelola Bijaya Diraja Istana Negara Datuk Indera Ahmad Fadil Shamsudddin pada kenyataan hari ini.

"Sehubungan dengan itu, Seri Paduka Baginda menzahirkan rasa amat dukacita dengan kenyataan yang telah dibuat pada 26 Julai, 2021 lalu bahawa kerajaan telah membatalkan semua Ordinan Darurat yang telah dimasyhurkan oleh Baginda sepanjang tempoh darurat walhal belum lagi diperkenan baginda," katanya. "Seri Paduka Baginda menegaskan kenyataan menteri di Parlimen pada 26 Julai 2021 adalah tidak tepat dan telah mengelirukan ahli-ahli Dewan Rakyat. Untuk rekod, tempoh darurat yang bermula pada 11 Jan lalu akan berakhir pada Ahad, 1 Ogos.Ramai pihak sebelum ini berpendapat pembatalan tersebut dibuat secara tidak berperlembagaan. - mk

When a backdoor govt shows disrespect to the King!
Do u think they care about the people and law?...


#KerajaanDerhaka trends after 
royal reprimand against PN govt...

The hashtag #KerajaanDerhaka is trending on Twitter after Istana Negara reprimanded the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government for its handling of the emergency ordinances and unconstitutional conduct.

As of 6pm, almost 40,000 tweets were made using the hashtag as the public weighed into the political development that has triggered a cascade of events. The royal reprimand had sparked a flurry of meetings at Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's residence in Kuala Lumpur.

In Parliament, the sitting was adjourned multiple times as it grappled with how to respond to the royal statement, which among others, criticised the government for misleading Parliament on the emergency ordinances.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim also submitted a motion of no-confidence against Muhyiddin while Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi called for his resignation. The government is facing accusations of treason (derhaka) for going against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Istana Negara today said the Agong was deeply disappointed that the government had unilaterally revoked the emergency ordinances without his assent. He was also deeply disappointed that the government had refused to allow the emergency ordinances to be debated in line with the Federal Constitution.

The PN government is seen to be reluctant to allow any vote in Parliament amid its uncertain majority.


Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's office today defended his decision not to revoke the emergency ordinances through a vote in Parliament after Istana Negara reprimanded the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government for failing to act in line with the Federal Constitution.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO), in a statement today, said Muhyiddin had advised the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to annul the emergency ordinances even before the special Parliament sitting convened on July 26.

The PMO added that the Agong is to act in accordance with the prime minister's advice under Article 40(1) of the Federal Constitution."The cabinet already decided to advise the Agong to revoke the emergency ordinances before the special Parliament sitting convened.

"The government is of the view that all actions taken were in line with the law and the Federal Constitution. "The prime minister emphasised that, in carrying out his duties, it is essential for him to act in accordance with the law and Federal Constitution," it said.

The PMO said it had on July 22 received the draft of the ordinance annulment which stated that all the ordinances assented by the Agong during the emergency which began on Jan 11 will be cancelled effective July 21. It explained that the prime minister then wrote to the Agong on July 23 to advise the king to annul the emergency ordinances. However, the PMO said the Agong on July 24 summoned de facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan and Attorney-General Idrus Harun to explain the matter. 

Istana Negara revealed earlier today that the ruler had asked Takiyuddin and Idrus to ensure that the emergency ordinances were revoked through a debate and subsequent vote in Parliament, something which the PN government refused to comply with. The PMO, in its statement this evening, reproduced the text of Article 40(1) which states that the ruler may request for more information but is to act on the advice of the cabinet and Article 40(1A) that states that the monarch must accept such advice.


The PMO noted that this had raised questions, prompting Muhyiddin and Idrus to seek an audience with the ruler at noon on the same day. "During the audience, the prime minister again conveyed the cabinet's advice about the annulment of the emergency ordinances and clarified the confusion that the opposition tried to create during the Dewan Rakyat sitting.

"The prime minister conveyed the government's view that all of the emergency ordinances do not need to be annulled by Parliament as the cabinet had already advised the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to annul them," it said. Furthermore, the PMO said the special Parliament sitting's agenda did not include the annulment of the emergency ordinances.

Earlier today, Istana Negara in a statement said the Agong was "very disappointed" at the government's refusal to allow the emergency ordinances to be debated in accordance with Article 150(3).

The PMO maintained that it had fulfilled Article 150(3) by laying the emergency ordinances before Parliament. The article also allows Parliament to annul the emergency ordinances "if not sooner revoked".

However, Istana Negara said the government's declared revocation was never assented to by the king. It also criticised Takiyuddin for misleading Parliament. Istana Negara said that while the ruler acknowledges his constitutional obligation to act in accordance with the government's advice, it added that the ruler also has a duty to speak out if anyone had acted unconstitutionally. - mk


How can the Emergency Ordinances be revoked without the consent of the Agong and without publication of the revocation in the Gazette? The cabinet can advice the Agong but advice is not the same as consent. The government mislead the House when the Law Minister acting under the authority of cabinet announced in the House that the Ordinances had been revoked with effect from 21 July. Article 150 (3) of the Constitution is clear in that the revocation can only be done if the Ordinances are laid before Parliament, consented to by the Agong and published in the Gazette. 

The PMO statement has not explained the misleading of the House by the Law Minister and the AG. If they had any dignity, the PM and cabinet would resign after the damning statement from the palace that effectively informed the nation of the rupture of the mutual trust and confidence between the Sovereign and the PM. The Speaker should also resign because he defended the Law Minister in the House on the premise that the revocation had been consented to by the Agong. The AG violated the Constitution when he disregarded the advice of the Agong who wanted the revocation of the Ordinances to be laid before Parliament and debated. 

During an Emergency, executive authority is vested in the Agong and he acts on the advice of the cabinet unless otherwise stated. The Emergency Ordinance No. 1 of 2021 did not have a saving provision to the effect that Article 40 of the Constitution would continue to apply to the exercise of executive powers by the Agong during the Emergency. Even if this is disputed, the Agong cannot condone unconstitutional conduct by the government that violates the rule of law. How can a government function in a democracy by avoiding any votes in Parliament? Such an action by the executive violates the basic structure of the Constitution. - Gerard Lourdesamy

cheers.

28 July 2021

Bila ayaq suam sudah panas...


Tidak berpuas hati dengan jawapan itu, Dzulkefly berkata ia tidak menjadi persoalan utama kerana menurutnya antara faktor yang menyumbang kepada peningkatan jangkitan adalah keengganan KKM berkongsi data secara terperinci dengan kerajaan Selangor. Dzulkefly kemudian mendakwa JKNS tidak dibenarkan berkongsi data dengan kerajaan Selangor.

Adham: Yang Berhormat (Dzulkefly) mengelirukan Dewan.

Dzulkefly: Apa yang mengelirukan Dewan? You’re sleeping on the job (anda tidak buat kerja)! Ini tanggungjawab anda.

Tidak peduli dengan serangan Dzulkefly, Adham meneruskan penggulungan dengan menyentuh soal ujian saringan Covid-19 secara besar2an. - mk



This akin to committing a crime (a murder) then telling the arresting officer, that he (the murderer) will provide the answer in 10 days time. why the special treatment? so that the murderer will have time to escape or ask the King to help? 

“The question that is being asked by the people now is: ‘What is my fate if I am facing a case involving a fine of RM10,000 and I have to appear in court tomorrow? Should I plead guilty to the offence?’ What will happen to these cases?

“So, I want an explanation. If this is true, then we need proof. If not, then the Yang Berhormat (Takiyuddin) is guilty of misleading this Dewan (Rakyat),” he said.Takiyuddin then replied that he would answer all these questions on Monday as ordered by the Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

“I humbly plead, to be fair to the government, I will answer all (questions) on the execution of the Emergency Ordinances on Monday,’’ he said.This then drew a multitude of responses from Opposition lawmakers who demanded answers from Takiyuddin immediately.

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim then stood up, telling Takiyuddin, acting on behalf of the government, to simply admit to its supposed mistakes by announcing that the government decided to revoke the Emergency Ordinances, instead of a proper consent by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. - mk

Did the King approved a backdoor 
revocation of Emergency Ordinance?...

On the day police force was ordered by the backdoor Muhyiddin government to warn, bully, intimidate, harass and suppress hundreds of contract doctors who participated in a nationwide strike over discrimination and unequal treatment, the prime minister was himself bullied by ally – United Malays National Organization (UMNO) – into scrapping the existing emergency law.

Today (July 26) is the first day the Parliament reconvened for the first time since the Proclamation of Emergency on January 12. King Sultan Abdullah, either naively or deliberately, had granted PM Muhyiddin’s request for an emergency rule. Malaysia is the only country in the world that has declared an emergency as well as locking up the Parliament under the pretext of fighting Coronavirus.
 
The State of Emergency was supposed to end on August 1. However, the government’s mishandling of Covid-19 pandemic and mismanagement of the economy saw a spike in starvation and poverty. The people’s anger and frustration had forced the Agong (King) and nine Malay Rulers to intervene, including meeting with Oppositions, in order to prevent a dangerous uprising.

A rare emergency meeting was subsequently held on June 16 among the nine monarchs, which led to a royal decree that the Parliament should be reconvene, as well as a decision not to extend the emergency upon its expiry on August 1. The royal press statement specifically says that the Parliament must “debate” Emergency laws and the Covid-19 National Recovery Plan.

On Monday, however, the defiant prime minister, working together with the corrupt and despicable House Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun, rejected all attempts to debate emergency laws. In what appeared to be a last-minute plan to avoid an indirect “vote-of-no-confidence”, de-facto Law Minister Takiyuddin Hassan dropped a bombshell that left MPs speechless.

Mr Takiyuddin stunningly announced in the August House that Emergency Ordinances had been revoked since July 21, about 5 days ago. The problem is nobody knows about the revocation till it was revealed today. In fact, the scrapping of the emergency law has raised questions over its legality – it may have been done unconstitutionally.


That’s because only the King can approve its revocation or the Parliament agrees (through voting) to annul it.

Either way, the decision to revoke the State of Emergency must be gazetted. But in the case of Takiyuddin’s claim that it had been scrapped since July 21, there is no record of the revocation gazette on the Attorney General’s Chambers website.

This means either Minister Takiyuddin has lied or all the UMNO Cabinet members who knew about it are equally guilty of keeping quiet. Either way, unless King Sultan Abdullah acknowledges that he had – quietly – approved the revocation of the emergency rule, the Muhyiddin government has again committed treason against the Malay Monarch Institution.
 
However, the Agong should be extremely careful about trying to cover-up for the illegitimate government. If the King tries to help Muhyiddin tomorrow, and if at a later stage proof emerges that the revocation was done illegally without the monarchy’s official signature in the first place, the King’s reputation and integrity would be tainted beyond repair.

But if the King actually knew and approved the revocation 5 days ago, it will raise more questions than answers. Exactly why did the monarch, the government, the Attorney General’s Chambers and the ministers keep quiet about the revocation, leading to the possibility of legal issues related to the “obsolete” emergency ordinances for the last 5 days?

Based on former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s remarks on Facebook that questioned the backdated of the emergency revocation, it seems that the dubious and illegitimate process was Muhyiddin’s hastily eleventh hour plan hatched to avoid a humiliating defeat in the Parliament. Of course, drama queen Najib was working hand-in-glove with UMNO president Zahid Hamidi to lay the trap.

Coincidentally, Zahid warned yesterday that all UMNO minister and deputy ministers would resign should the Emergency Ordinances continue to be in effect beyond August 1. Apparently, under Article 150(7) of the Federal Constitution, Emergency Ordinances will continue to take effect for 6 months even after the expiry of the State of Emergency, unless it is annulled through Parliament.


The fragile and illegitimate Muhyiddin regime knew about the loophole, and was planning to use it to stay in power or to intimidate political enemies. Unfortunately, UMNO “Court Cluster” also knew it, and wanted to use it to boot the prime minister. Zahid’s absence from the Parliament session due to Covid-19 infection was an excuse not to vote for either the government or the opposition.

Without sufficient pro-government MPs in the Parliament, the emergency could be annulled earlier than its expiry on August 1, providing the proof that the premier has indeed lost its simple-majority support in the August House. Takiyuddin’s unexpected announcement was nothing but a desperate move to save the Perikatan Nasional government from an orchestrated defeat.

It certainly defied the laws of physics that a power-hungry government of Muhyiddin, who has been desperate for an extension of the emergency rule to cling to power, would instead throw away the powerful weapon earlier than its expiration date. There is no record of the revocation gazette whatsoever because the decision was made just yesterday.

Thanks to the latest fiasco, all offences charged under the Emergency Ordinances (except Act 342 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act) since 5 days ago (July 21) are considered null and void. Likewise, all types of arrests based on the emergency laws can be challenged. Heck, for those who are adventurous, they could even sue the backdoor government for illegal arrests.

That explains why Prime Minister Mahiaddin alias Muhyiddin chicken out twice today. First was when his errand boy Takiyuddin, the secretary-general of PAS Islamist party who had previously mocked and insulted the Agong three times in defiance over the royal decree to reopen the Parliament, reluctantly cooked up the revocation story after Zahid Hamidi’s threat.

Second time was when Muhyiddin suddenly went missing in the Parliament. After presenting the opening remarks on the National Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19, the prime minister was nowhere to be found, leaving a clueless Finance Minister Zafrul to take the heat. Yes, the coward prime minister has gone MIA when the Opposition was ready to grill him.

Despite all the chaos in the Parliament today, King Sultan Abdullah must clear the air over the perception created by Takiyuddin that the monarch was aware of the revocation of the emergency. If the King did not give any consent, it means the panicked Muhyiddin could have created a vacuum of power after the self-described stupid prime minister surrenders its power, at least until August 1. - FT

cheers.

26 July 2021

Jangan cakap covid, iblis pun takot...



It didn’t take long for chaos to erupt in the lower house . Within half hour after parliament sits for the first time since Dec, Ramkarpal accused speaker of parliament Azhar Harun of being a lapdog of the government and demanded his resignation - MelGoh


Takiyuddin Hassan telah mengumumkan yang darurat kedua tidak akan disambung dan semua ordinal darurat dibatalkan. Ahli2 Parlimen pembangkang mempersoalkan tindakan kerajaan yang membatalkan semua ordinan darurat tanpa melalui proses perbahasan dan pengundian di Dewan Rakyat. Menurut mereka, ia bercanggah dengan titah Yang di-Pertuan Agong bahawa ordinan darurat perlu dibahaskan dalam sidang khas Parlimen kali ini.


Bila nakkan darurat, depa merangkak ke istana. Tapi bila berdepan dengan undi tak percaya, senang2 depa mansuh ordinan darurat tanpa kelulusan Istana. If the cancellation of darurat laws really took effect on July 21 as claimed by Takiyuddin, why didn’t the Agong announce his promulgation on the cancellation of these laws then and why hasn’t such promulgation been gazetted? And why have all these laws been continuously used even up to now? They lied to everyone - the Agong, the rakyat, Parliament - and they got caught out. - ts

One million Covid infections,
Congrats Muhyiddin...

With a daily vaccination rate of 507,050 doses recorded on Thursday (July 22), Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin did not waste any time in taking credits. After all, with plunging popularity due to his mishandling of Covid-19 pandemic and mismanagement of the economy, it would be foolish to let go of such rare and golden opportunity to gloat and brag.

His staff was quickly instructed to update the Facebook. Declaring victory, the Muhyiddin said 46.7% of the country’s adult population have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 21.8% have received both doses. Thanks to the record 507,050 daily jabs, he boasted, this means 10,920,862 people have received their first dose and 5,104,054 people have completed their inoculation.

The Malaysian premier, who had already lost his legitimacy in the Parliament, was struggling to rally for support on social media, saying – “This achievement is in line with the target set and must be further improved, so that we can achieve the target of 26 million fully vaccinated Malaysians. With vaccination, we will be able to help reduce the burden of cases in hospitals and severe infections.”

However, his Facebook post was bombarded from angry netizens, grilling the backdoor prime minister why those registered as early as February are still waiting for their dose of vaccine. Some mocked the clueless premier, grilling him about the number of people who received empty doses of vaccine. Others ridiculed the leader, asking him why he was afraid to show charts of the death toll.

Indeed, the prime minister had selectively shown the record 507,050 daily jabs on July 22, without showing the ugly chart of the day – 13,034 confirmed daily cases, bringing the nation’s cumulative total to 964,918. There were 134 Covid-19 deaths on that day, pushing the total death toll to 7,574. A whopping 938 patients were warded in the ICU (intensive care unit), with 459 of them requiring breathing assistance.

Mr Mahiaddin (glamour name: Muhyiddin) also bragged that since July 12, his government’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme has successfully given more than 400,000 doses daily. But he dared not talk about the empty Covid jabs scandal or the thugs deployed to vaccination centres to force people to buy face shields at exorbitant prices.


Of course, the power-hungry, but incompetent prime minister has been avoiding the burning issue – despite record daily jabs, the country consistently records more than 10,000 cases daily, with over 100 deaths a day for the past week. The next day after he celebrated the record daily jabs, the country saw two more new records – 15,573 cases (Friday) and 15,902 (Saturday) infections.

On Sunday, the country under Muhyiddin administration set another new record for the third consecutive day – 17,045 new Covid-19 cases. For the first time since the pandemic started last year, the leadership of Mr Mahaiddin has successfully driven the country to breach the 1-million milestones. Now, Malaysia officially joined the million Covid infection club with 1,013,438 cases.

In fact, the country is now in the top-10 list of countries with the highest new cases and deaths. Yes, thanks to the government, Malaysia today occupies the fourth place – behind Indonesia, Iran and Russia – in the category of countries with highest daily Covid-19 infections in the world. The country also grabs the 8th spot in the highest daily new deaths in planet Earth.

With all schools closed, forcing students to do online learning at home, it certainly didn’t make sense that new records are being broken almost on a daily basis even after 46.7% of the country’s adult population had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Was it not Health Ministry Director-General Dr Noor Hisham who said 2 weeks ago that cases would fall once 40% of the population has been vaccinated?

In Britain, new daily infections actually plunged to 5,000 cases in mid-March from 70,000 cases (in early January), when 40% of the population received at least 1 dose of Covid vaccines. Likewise, the number of patients admitted to the hospital also dropped accordingly with higher vaccination rates in the U.K. (from about 40,000 to 8,000) in the same period.

Sure, the daily cases in the United Kingdom have skyrocketed again due to Delta variant. But at least they had managed to flatten the curve of the first wave due to common Coronavirus variants. At least the hospitalization due to Covid is not as severe as before. More importantly, the death rate does not go up even as daily new infections hit the roof today.


The situation in Malaysia, however, is still upside down under the clueless and incompetent Perikatan Nasional government, despite a State of Emergency since January 12. In spite of PM Muhyiddin’s victorious declaration that 46.7% of the country’s adult population are protected with at least one dose of vaccines, the daily cases, deaths and hospitalization continue escalating.

Heck, the Ministry of Health is not even sure if the current never-ending daily infections and deaths are due to common Covid-19 variants or the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta variants. Dr Noor has conveniently blamed the Delta variant. But amusingly, he also admitted two days ago that there were only 206 cases of the Beta variant, 189 cases of the Delta variant and 14 cases of the Alpha variant.

You don’t need a rocket scientist to tell that 409 cases of Alpha, Beta and Delta variants cannot be fingered as the culprit for 17,000 new Covid-19 cases. It means unlike the U.K., Malaysia is absolutely screwed up because it is still fighting the common variant, which they have not been able to flatten from the beginning, in addition to the newly more infectious variants.

Still, it does not answer the burning question as to why the daily infections did not come down with higher rates of inoculation. It could only mean either the government has been cooking and manipulating data or the vaccination isn’t effective. And if the vaccination isn’t working, it could be due to ineffective vaccines or the empty syringe scandal is much bigger than earlier suspected.

According to the chart, Malaysia is the worst country in the Southeast-Asia, winning the prize as the country with the highest total Covid-19 cases per million populations. With 30,893 total cases per million, Malaysia is ahead of the Philippines (13,937) and Indonesia (11,448). It means the Philippines and Indonesia have to triple its infections before they can beat Malaysia.

Both Indonesia and the Philippines have higher total deaths per million populations than Malaysia. But that can be explained with lower vaccination rates in Indonesia (16.3% people received at least 1 dose) and the Philippines (10.1% people received at least 1 dose). Malaysia, with its 244 deaths per million, however, isn’t far from the Philippines (245) and Indonesia (301) though.

The charts clearly show something is terribly wrong with Malaysia Covid pandemic under Muhyiddin administration. There are simply too much hanky-panky, inconsistency, contradiction, over-promise, under-deliver and whatnot with the government’s data. We do not even know if Pharmaniaga, the sole concessionaire holder of Covid vaccines, had diluted or corrupt the precious vaccines. - FT

Empty vaccine syringe scandal 
is about wealth before health...

The Minister of Health, Adham Baba, does not appear to treat the ’empty syringe’ scandal with the seriousness and immediacy it deserves.How could anyone know that their vaccine was not sugar water, or saline solution? The exposé about “empty syringes” will embolden the anti-vaxxers.

The world faces an invisible enemy, Coronavirus, but in Malaysia, the rakyat has three enemies to confront. The virus itself, the politicking and infighting in Putrajaya which has not stopped the spread of Coronavirus, and worst of all, the unscrupulous medical health-workers who withhold vaccines.

Does Adham comprehend that it is not just about getting another jab if one thought one had not received a full dose of the vaccine? He does not reassure us at all. He should have halted the vaccination program in the particular centre, instituted an enquiry, suspended the staff and taken great pains to reassure Malaysians.

Instead, he treats the empty syringe scandal, like a shopkeeper of a corner-shop grocery store, who tells his disgruntled customer, “Ok-lah, I give you an unopened pack of maggi mee because you said, the other one is empty.”

With the stress and tension to acquire the jab, the long wait, the queue alongside strangers, who could be silent carriers of Coronavirus, the fear of side effects, and for some, the phobia of the injection, who would recollect if the vial they received, was empty or not? Anyone with half a brain will realise that this scandal is a crime, on many counts.


First. Medical ethics. It is not just about withholding the vaccine and pretending that the jab had been administered. This covers medical ethics and professionalism. The nurse or doctor who tricked the recipient from receiving the full dose should be charged, prosecuted, and dealt the maximum punishment, to act as a deterrent.

Second. Missing vaccine. The government procured the vaccines at great expense, using taxpayers’ money. When it was reported that the vial was empty, what happened to the contents? Is it hoarded in a freezer at the back of the vaccination facility awaiting the exchange of cash from unscrupulous strangers? Many things end up on the black market, why not vaccines? People (and companies) are desperate to be protected, they will pay a good price for the vaccine.

Third. The trust deficit. If corrupt and unscrupulous health workers are prepared to cheat the person who has come to be vaccinated, what does that say about the Malaysian medical system? How can anyone place any faith in the people who are supposed to cure us?  This is the consequence of over five decades of lack of integrity and corruption in our public service.

Fourth. False sense of security. A person may leave the vaccination centre, thinking he was fully protected. Whilst most people are aware that the vaccine does not give 100% protection, why should anyone be left with a false sense of security? This goes against all human values and ethics.

Fifth. Consequences. What happens if the person who thought he had been vaccinated, contracts the disease and falls seriously ill? What if he dies? Will the government compensate the family? The stricken family may have lost a breadwinner, or a parent.

Sixth. Vaccine performance. What about the company which produced the vaccine? People may think that particular vaccine was of no use, when in truth, the vaccine had not been administered at all. The company in question should protest to the Malaysian government and demand an inquiry because its reputation is at stake. Moreover, the experts compiling data from around the world will be horrified that Malaysian statistics are questionable.


Seventh. Inquiry. The suspension of the staff who are complicit in this scandal should have been immediate. This will serve as a warning to others. It will also reassure the public that the ministry is committed to finding the truth. The guilty should be charged, jailed, and given the maximum punishment to act as a deterrent. They should also be barred from working in the medical sector.

Eighth. Deceit. If the guilty health workers are prepared to withhold vaccine from the person who should receive the jab, what’s to stop this health worker from committing other dodgy practices? He could be re-using the needle and syringe. He could be transmitting other communicable diseases like hepatitis or HIV/AIDS from one person to a completely innocent person. We should doubt the corrupt health worker’s integrity and not compromise.

Ninth. Dismissive tone. Adham told the public that “Anyone who has been proven to receive an “empty syringe” will be given a new injection.” Could he explain how one is to prove that one received an “empty syringe”? What is the evidence, especially as one is not allowed to record the jabs being administered? When Malaysians go for vaccination, they expect professionalism and should not need to micro-manage the work of the self-styled experts. For many elderly people, the ignorant and those who have white coat syndrome, the last thing on their minds is to check if the vial is empty or not. The responsibility does not lie with the patient.

Tenth. Tip of the iceberg. If one of the complainants, Tan Wing Sam had not spoken out and lodged a police report, how would the public know about his scandal? We are aware that things like this are almost always covered up, because of the negative publicity. What if Tan had not been aware and subsequently fell ill?

More stories are emerging about vaccine scams and profiteering schemes, such as the forced buying of face masks to enter a vaccination centre. All these will deter people from being vaccinated and this will affect the national vaccination programme. Adham Baba has clearly failed to demonstrate any leadership. His position is untenable. The buck stops with him. He should resign or be kicked out. – Mariam Mokhtar, Rebuilding Malaysia

cheers.