Bipartisan, independent panel to advise Agong on emergency

Modified 12 Jan 2021, 8:17 am

An independent committee made up of health experts and bipartisan lawmakers will be set up to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the national emergency, said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today.

Among the issues the committee will deliberate on is for how long the order needs to be in place.

The emergency is scheduled to take effect until Aug 1 unless the Covid-19 situation permits it to end at an earlier date.

In a televised address after the declaration, Muhyiddin listed out some of the committee's responsibilities but did not state...

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