Saturday , February 27 2021

PH is still submitting names for independent panel, Takiyuddin says



Takiyuddin Hassan says Putrajaya is still waiting for the opposition to submit the names of three candidates for the commission.

PETALING JAYA: The de facto Minister of Law, Takiyuddin Hassan, says the opposition has yet to take a decision on three candidates appointed to an independent commission set up to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Covid -19 and when the state of emergency should end.

The independent commission should consist of members of parliament from the government and opposition as relevant experts.

Takiyuddin said the government is still waiting for Pakatan Harapan to submit the names of three candidates. “For the government candidates, their names have already been submitted to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” he said in a television interview.

On Thursday, PH had confirmed a receipt of an invitation letter to come to the commission.

PH Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the letter was received on Wednesday by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Takiyuddin said the king, on the advice of the prime minister, had agreed to the state of emergency, after consulting with relevant authorities such as health director general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and police inspector general Abdul Hamid Bador, among others. make a decision.


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