Mukhriz: Apologise to Agong over ‘MO1’ remark on FB

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PETALING JAYA: The Kedah state assembly got into a heated debate when former Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir brought up the issue of Langkawi MP Nawawi Ahmad’s Facebook post alleging the Yang di-Pertuan Agong was “Malaysian Official 1” (MO1) during the debate.

“I urge him (Nawawi) to apologise to the King,” Mukhriz said in a fiery speech.

“Anyone who does not agree is committing treason against the King,” he said, referring to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, who is also the Kedah Sultan.

His speech received objections in the form of loud table thumping from other assemblymen.

BN representatives told Mukhriz not to bring political matters to the august house.

Mukhriz, who was seated on the Opposition side, told the BN assemblymen that the matter was not a political issue.

Nawawi, on his Facebook yesterday, claimed that the King was the MO1, a term used in the US Department of Justice (DoJ) recovery lawsuit against 1MDB.

In a Facebook comment on Tuesday, he provided his own method of determining the identity of the person.

“According to the Federal Constitution, the country’s government was formed with three separate and independent entities — the judiciary headed by the chief justice, the parliamentary body led by the Speaker, and the executive directed by the prime minister.

“Hence, in accordance with the Constitution, the Agong is the MO1.”

FMT’s checks revealed that the last line had been removed from the original Facebook posting, which can still be seen by clicking on the post’s “Edited” button.

It was replaced with: “All three entities are responsible to the Agong. Hence, Najib is not the MO1, as he is either MO2, MO3 or MO4.”

Prior to speaking about Nawawi’s Facebook post, Mukhriz told the assembly that he was humiliated by the “scandals” that had hit Malaysia.

“Previously, when someone talked about Malaysia, we were proud.

“However, now whenever Malaysia’s name is mentioned, I feel embarrassed because of the scandal that hit us.”