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Parliament can reconvene upon PM’s advice

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The Istana Negara released a statement yesterday, saying that Parliament can convene at a date deemed suitable on the advice of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Bridget Welsh, honorary research associate from the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute in Malaysia, gives BFM her analysis.

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Hakimi Abdul Jabar
25 Feb 2021 2.26pm

The honourable & learned lawyer MP knows that English common law in the Case of Proclamations (1611) 12 Co Rep 74 states that there is no prerogative, but that which the law of the land allows, indicating that the limits of prerogative powers were set by law and were determined by the courts.

Secondly, the suspension of Parliament as an EVASION of Parliamentary Accountability is Null & Void as it is Unconstitutional & Unlawful.

Hakimi Abdul Jabar
25 Feb 2021 1.37pm

In Britain, the Supreme Court had already decided that the suspension/prorogation of Parliament as Unconstitutional & Justiciable in Miller/Cherry. Cutting insight by the lawyer MP.


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