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Opposition MPs gathers at Dataran Merdeka after march to Parliament failed due to Road Closure

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During the weekends, the Perikatan National (PN) government led by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has instructed for the special parliamentary sitting which is set to resume on Monday (2 August) to be postposed to a later date yet to be determined.

This has since then caused an uproar among the Opposition Members of Parliament (MP) as this move has stopped them from raising the questions on the policies made by the Perikatan National (PN) government to combat Covid-19 that is currently spreading in the nation.

Following the announcement, Opposition MPs including former Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq announced that he will be going to the Parliament on Monday (2 August), whether it is closed or open.

“If you want to stop me, go ahead, I’m not afraid.” he said.

Nonetheless, the Opposition MPs honored their words and several of them have gathered at Dataran Merdeka today (2 August) to begin their march to the Parliament to protest against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his Cabinet, calling for their resignation.

Source: FMT

The march was led by the Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and several prominent opposition leaders, including Anwar Ibrahim, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Amanah president Mat Sabu and many others.

According to FMT, the group called out for “Reformasi” or “Reformation” as the marched to the Parliament. There was a huge police presence at the scene to manage the crowd too.

The group chanted “Hidup Rakyat” and “Daulat Tuanku” and some of them had speak to the police to allow them to continue the march. However, the Federal Reserve Unit officers with riot shields blocked the entrance to Jalan Parlimen from Dataran Merdeka.

Earlier on, Lim at Dataran Merdeka told the MPs and their supporters that Malaysia is no longer under an emergency and Malaysians wanted to be “free of an economic downturn and a failed government”.

“We also want to be free of a prime minister who has gone against the Federal Constitution and the constitutional monarchy system.” he said.

He then pointed out that MPs wanted to attend Parliament so they can discuss about the issues affecting the people of Malaysia and they are not there to table a motion of no confidence.

Source: FMT

He also said that while some are afraid to attend Parliament because of Covid-19, they are more afraid of the future of the coming generation and those who lost their income due to the pandemic.

“This is why Muhyiddin should resign.” he said.

Meanwhile, Syed Saddiq called the current adminstration a “morally bankrupt government” as they told youths not to take to the streets to protest and advised them to use the proper channel but the government decides to close the Parliament where MPs voice the people’s concerns.

“If this isn’t being cowardly, I don’t know what is.” he said, while he explains that the government is using Covid-19 outbreak as an excuse when it does not make sense as the positive cases were less than 1%.

On the other hand, #Lawan went trending on social media again after the incident, adding on the #OccupyParliament as Malaysians are calling out for Parliament to be reconvene.

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