PM Muhyiddin's emergency proposal gets frosty response from rivals, civil society
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's proposal to invoke an emergency rule in Malaysia to rein in a spike in coronavirus cases has been met with a frosty response from both political rivals and civil society leaders, who branded the move disproportionate and unjustified.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Saturday (Oct 24) that there is no breakdown of laws in Malaysia to justify an emergency."Countries with more severe Covid-19 problems have not declared emergency for the whole country but only for affected areas," said Tun Dr Mahathir, a two-time premier and Tan Sri Muhyiddin's immediate predecessor.
Dr Mahathir claimed that the government's move was an attempt to deal with the political situation in the country.Mr Muhyiddin's majority in Parliament remains in doubt, and it remains to be seen if his government's budget could win a Parliamentary vote when it is tabled in November.
The Prime Minister is also the subject of a push from several lawmakers to have a no-confidence motion tabled in Parliament, including one from his own Perikatan Nasional coalition.Opposition party Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) also called on Mr Muhyiddin not to use the emergency to"save his political career".
Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 similarly criticised the move as an"overkill" in a statement on Friday.Malaysia has been experiencing an exponential surge in Covid-19 cases since late September, following the Sabah state elections. Around one third of the country is already subjected to partial lockdowns in efforts to deal with the spike in cases.
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and from the rakyat too The economy will become even worse than before. MuhyiddinYassin, AzminAli, zuraida_my, saifuddinabd are the shits that are willing to cling on their power even Malaysia's economy will took a deep dive. No darurat, No PRU. Just resign. imfsea_aruna Buah cempedak di luar pagar Jangan ambil orang punya... MuhyiddinOut
Opposition leader Anwar slams Malaysian PM Muhyiddin's emergency plan as means to cling to powerMr Anwar said the government was using the Covid-19 crisis as an excuse to justify its abuse of power.. Read more at straitstimes.com. You will never never become a PM. You have missed your chance.
Malaysian PM seeks king's nod to declare state of emergency, sources say MALAYSIA N Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is reported to have asked the king to declare a state of emergency, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Read more at The Business Times.
Malaysian king to meet state rulers over COVID-19 suggestions put forward by PM MuhyiddinKUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will meet other Malay rulers to discuss the suggestions put ... There will be no end to this politicking......thats msia for u......since the days of tengku.... still like that......ynot declare martial law n everyone diam diam zainuddin ya Everything also need the King to decide. May as well revert back to mordachy and let the King rule the country
Embattled PM Muhyiddin invokes emergency plan to stay in powerA declaration of emergency would allow the government to enact laws and approve expenditure without a parliamentary vote.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Malaysian PM seeks king's nod to declare state of emergency, sources sayMalaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin met the king on Friday 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 sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity
Muhyiddin has 2 weeks to shore up support, say analystsKUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has about two weeks to consolidate his support ahead of the next Malaysian Parliament session early next month, which is a crucial sitting.