During the last week of July 2021, Malaysia was gripped by a constitutional crisis that pitted the King and Parliament against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his Perikatan Nasional coalition government.
The King had directed Muhyiddin to reconvene Parliament, which had been suspended for over half a year, to debate and vote on the revocation of six ordinances passed during a state of emergency.
It was soon evident that Muhyiddin’s government had misleadingly claimed that the emergency had been revoked by a cabinet decision that had not been submitted for prior royal review and assent. The King rebuked Muhyiddin and de facto law minister, Takiyuddin Hassan, for breaching constitutional protocol and insisted that Parliament be swiftly reconvened. Should that happen, the PN’s long suspected lack of a majority might finally be exposed. Full article on Fulcrum website