Agong can declare an emergency to postpone Gerik by-election



As was done in the case of the Batu Sapi by-election in Sabah recently, the Gerik parliamentary by-election in Perak can also be postponed through the declaration of a localised emergency to curb the spread of Covid-19, according to constitutional experts.

Prof Shamrahayu Abd Aziz (photo, above) of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) argues that according to Article 150 (2A) of the Constitution with regard to the proclamation of emergency, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has the power to issue different proclamations for different reasons, or in different circumstances...

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