Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim wants some problems to the Federal Court related to judicial review to challenge the government’s decision to conduct an emergency.
Anwar’s lawyer Ramkarpal Singh said the issue Anwar wanted to refer to anywhere included whether the government’s advice for the Agong to suspend Parliament was subject to the removal clause (expulsion clause) in Article 150 of the Constitution.
He also wants the request to order whether the decision to suspend Parliament can be revised by decision, and if the legislative jurisdiction, including the power to review procedural questions, can be completely prevented by the legislature.
Anwar also asked, if Section 39 (2) of the Malaysian Act 1963, 15 (d) of the Constitution (Amendment) Act 1981 as well as Articles 150 (6) and (8) of the Constitution are inconsistent or contrary to Articles 4, 5, 8 and 121 (1) Constitution.
“I think the question raised should be decided by the Federal Court and consider the urgency of the matter, especially since Parliament is now adjourned, I also filed an immediate certificate so that the matter is heard immediately,” Ramkarpal said in a statement.
Anwar, who is also PKR president and Member of Parliament for Port Dickson, filed an application for leave to begin judicial review in late January, naming the prime minister and the government.
Ramkarpal firmly stated that they did not challenge the proclamation but the prime minister’s decision to advise the Agong to agree to the emergency ordinance which adjourned the parliamentary session.
He claimed that Muhyiddin Yassin’s advice to the Agong was against the law.