Royal consent on the dissolution of Parliament: All quartre urged to heed decree by YDP Agong

Royal consent on the dissolution of Parliament: All quartre urged to heed decree by YDP Agong

Press statement by MCA Spokesperson Mike Chong Yew Chuan

Royal consent on the dissolution of Parliament: All quartres urged to heed decree by YDP Agong

MCA upholds the royal consent by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah to dissolve the 14th Parliament on 10 October 2022. His Majesty stressed that a strong nation was crucial in order to ensure political stability and economic prosperity for the wellbeing of the nation and people.

MCA is also cognisant of the disappointment expressed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong following recent political developments in the country and His Majesty had no choice but to consent to the Prime Minister’s request for the mandate to be returned to the rakyat in order for a stable government to be elected. MCA is confident that with the wisdom of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the crisis over political instability in this country can be resolved.

In these four years, including the 22 months when the country was governed by Pakatan Harapan (PH), our fellow citizens can clearly see for themselves which party is capable of bringing stability to the rakyat and the nation.

It is an indisputable fact that the PH government fell due to infighting and power struggles among themselves.

On 24 February 2020, the same day after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed resigned as Prime Minister, the President of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced in a statement that the party was leaving PH.

As a result of the instability, Muhyiddin was elected as the 8th Prime Minister whereby support of course did not only come from Bersatu MPs themselves but also involved the cooperation from Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs.

As a mature and professional political coalition, BN’s supported and worked with Perikatan Nasional (PN) to ensure that Parliament would not be suspended at a time when the spread of COVID-19 was still raging.

Therefore, following the dissolution of the 14th Parliament, political parties should not make it a malicious propaganda to provoke the anger of the people by claiming that concerns over the monsoon floods are being ignored. On the other hand, government agencies have long made plans in advance and are ready to deal with this matter. In fact, the Chief Secretary, Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali has said Cabinet meetings may still continue especially when there is a disaster and others.

This flood issue should be observed from various angles since it has been forecasted and no exact dates are known. In fact, it can be said that the floods are a ‘yearly occurrence’ in our country and naturally, meticulous preparations have been made. At the same time, our country’s political and economic stability also needs to be given priority, especially in facing future challenges and an uncertain global situation.