UMNO secretary-general Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki today said the absolute power granted to the Yang di Pertuan Agong should not be questioned by anyone.
He also expressed his gratitude to Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah for consistently defending and upholding the institution of the Malay Rulers during his reign as the Agong.
“The statement was made in accordance with the Constitution, emphasising the absolute power granted to the Yang di Pertuan Agong, which should not be questioned by anyone.
“It is hoped that there will be no dissenting voices questioning what has already been decided by the former Yang di Pertuan Agong.
“This is specifically in the context of the Pardons Board,” he told reporters after the Umno special meeting with division chiefs at the World Trade Centre, yesterday.
He also said Umno leadership was unified in its commitment to defend former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
When asked to comment on DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua’s statement in relation to the Pardons Board’s decision to halve Najib’s sentence, Asyraf said Pua’s opinion does not reflect the unity government’s stance.