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Malaysia will not declare a state of emergency

25.10.2020 42 просмотров

The King of Malaysia refused to introduce a state of emergency in the country.


Malaysia's Supreme Ruler Abdullah Riayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah rejected Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's proposal to declare a state of emergency in the country in connection with the spread of the coronavirus and called for a resolution of political contradictions. Such a statement of the royal palace was published on the results of an emergency meeting of the sultans of all states of the state held on Sunday.


“The Supreme Ruler is confident in the ability of the current government to implement the necessary policies and take measures to contain the spread of COVID-19,” the message says. The king also called on "all parties to abandon  politicking, which leads to destabilization of the situation in the country," the document emphasizes.


The prime minister recently submitted a proposal to declare a state of emergency for consideration by the supreme ruler, citing the rapid spread of the pandemic. First of all, this would affect the political life of the state, in particular, it would lead to the actual suspension of the parliament. Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to present the budget at the next meeting of the legislature on November 6, but local observers believe that his plan will not gain the required number of votes. Moreover, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is ready to raise the issue of distrust in the government, having a high chance of enlisting the support of the majority of deputies. In this case, the Prime Minister will have to resign.


A political crisis erupted in  Malaysia at the beginning of the year, when the current head of government, Mahathir Mohamad, resigned, also leaving the post of leader of the Alliance of Hope ". He took over as prime minister after winning the general parliamentary elections in May 2018. At the same time, the supreme ruler, contrary to established practice, in March independently appointed a new prime minister, Mukhiddin Yassin.

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