• Nur Syafiqah Abdullah

36 NGOs submit memorandum to King urging Muhyiddin to step down


30 July 2021

By Nur Syafiqah Abdullah


KUALA LUMPUR: A Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Coalition comprising 36 NGOs submitted a memorandum to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to urge the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to resign.


Among the NGOs participating in the Malaysian People's Memorandum Action Coalition (GBMRM) are Malaysian Civil Solidarity Association (Masssa), MEMO, Otai Reformis 1998, GMPN (military veterans), Wadah, Suara Prihatin Rakyat Malaysia, Perak Muslim Tourism Organisation, Jaringan Maufakat Ngos Islam Perak, and Taiping People's Charity Network Organization.


Meanwhile, NGOs from Sabah are Persatuan Menyumpit Murut Dayak Sabah, Pertubuhan Suara Rakyat Sipitang, Persatuan Insan Prihatin Sabah, Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Pembangunan Masyarakat Sabah, Pertubuhan Sinar Wanita Sabah (PERSIWAS) and Persatuan Anak Sabah di Perantauan.


The memorandum submitted to Istana Negara this morning requested that the Prime Minister and his cabinet include Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan, Senior Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of Health Dr Adham baba, Attorney-General Idrus Harun and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun be sacked.


GBMRM coordinator Mustapa Mansor said the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government under the leadership of Muhyiddin that revoked the Emergency Ordinance without the Yang di-Pertuan's consent was a form of rebellion.


"We are very disappointed when the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances as announced by the Minister of Law last Monday (July 26, 2021) in Parliament has yet been approved by His Majesty.


"For us, this action is a form of rebellion towards His Majesty, and even contradicts the principles of the Federal Constitution," he said in a media statement, today.


"The PN cabinet must be prosecuted for what happened and resign with honour immediately."


He added that GBRM also requested the King to appoint a new Prime Minister through a majority support system in Parliament which is in line with the principles of parliamentary democracy.


“Any form of immoral political manipulation in the appointment of the Prime Minister must be ensured not to happen again.


"The Prime Minister who has the support of the majority in Parliament will be able to bring Malaysia out of the political, economic, social and health crisis," he said.