Emergency: No military rule, no curfews, no election – Muhyiddin

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Prime Minister's Office, the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 26 OCTOBER 2020 Proclamation of emergency curfews military rule General Election
Prime Minister's Office, the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 26 OCTOBER 2020

KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the Proclamation of Emergency by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong today will not involve any military ruling nor curfews.

He said, the Cabinet Ministers will function as usual and the public administration will not be disrupted with the proclamation of emergency which will come in effect until next August.

Meanwhile, Muhyiddin also gave his guarantee that the General Election (GE) will be held right after the Independent Committee declare that the Covid-19 pandemic has subsided or fully recovered.

According to him, as a national leader, he could not advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to dissolve the Parliament and pave way for the GE when the Covid-19 pandemic is hitting the country and world. It is also his responsibility to protect the lives of the people, Muhyiddin said in his special address on the proclamation of emergency broadcasted live just now.

Throughout the emergency period consented by the Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, no by-election could be held to avoid the Covid-19 from infecting the people.

He said, the Parliament and State Assemblies will also not sit throughout the emergency period. -MalaysiaGazette

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