KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 -- The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council has criticised the recent explanation by de facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan for not convening Parliament as baseless and unacceptable.

It urged the Cabinet to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to convene Parliament at the earliest possible date.

"The council regrets the excuses given by Datuk Seri Takiyuddin, which are weak, shallow, and do not respect His Majesty's decree on February 24, when it was announced Parliament can convene during the Emergency period," said the council in a statement.

It argued that confusion over Covid-19 standard operating procedures, the rakyat's displeasure with uneven enforcement by the authorities, and insufficient or ...