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The King's choices on emergency and other news you may have missed

Kini Roundup

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Modified 24 Oct 2020, 11:02 pm

KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed, in brief.

1. The Yang di Pertuan Agong will discuss a cabinet proposal with the Malay Rulers. Constitutional experts say the King likely only has two choices on the matter of an emergency proclamation.

2. Various political leaders voiced opposition plans to declare an emergency, including from Umno. Others said the opposition was to blame for the current situation. Some hoped it could be avoided with bipartisanship or with intervention from the King.

3. Former attorneys-general Apandi Ali and Tommy Thomas also took opposing views on whether an emergency was necessary or lawful.

4. Covid-19 infections in Malaysia smashed the four-digit ceiling, with 1,228 new cases.

5. The Kepayan prison in Kota Kinabalu - which has an outbreak of Covid-19 - is 81 percent overcapacity.

6. Sabah's conditional movement control order period was extended to Nov 9.

7. Police will be questioning Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari for allegedly breaking home quarantine.

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