Rulers conclude meeting over cabinet's emergency proposal

Modified 25 Oct 2020, 10:25 am

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and other Malay rulers have concluded their special meeting at Istana Negara today.

The meeting was called after Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday met with the monarch to propose, among others, a state of emergency to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

The meeting of the rulers today was intended to help guide the king on whether he should accede to Muhyiddin's request.

Proponents have said a state of emergency is needed to fight Covid-19 while critics claimed Muhyiddin is trying to cling on to power amid a fragile majority and the threat of defections among MPs.

The meeting, which started at 2.30pm today, concluded at around 5pm...

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