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Emergency In Malaysia, Explained

today24 October 2020

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Since yesterday, various Opposition members decried Muhyiddin’s alleged attempt to declare an emergency as an ‘overkill’ move, citing existing laws as sufficient for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it is worth noting that while the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988Β can empower the government to call off big gatherings, it cannot call off a by-election, a state election, or a snap poll.

After the passing of former de facto law ministerΒ Datuk Liew Vui…

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Written by: Yap Wan Xiang


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