Malaysian PM seeks king’s nod to declare state of emergency | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 24, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:37 AM, October 24, 2020

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Malaysian PM seeks king’s nod to declare state of emergency

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin met the king yesterday to ask him to declare a state of emergency, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said - a move that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim denounced as an attempt to cling to power. The proposed emergency would include the suspension of parliament, which is due to reconvene in November, but spare the public additional restrictions beyond the coronavirus curbs currently in place, one of the sources said. Muhyiddin, who came to power in March with only a two-seat majority, has been under pressure since Anwar's declaration last month that he had enough votes in parliament to oust him. Muhyiddin's office and the palace did not respond to requests for comment on what, if anything, had been decided.

 

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