No check on PM's powers as Parliament suspended - lawyers

Hidir Reduan Abdul Rashid

Modified 12 Jan 2021, 8:50 am

The suspension of Parliament during the current emergency will prevent proper checks against the power of the prime minister, according to the legal fraternity.

Lawyers also questioned whether the emergency proclamation intended to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia was actually a response to certain political manoeuvres to topple the present administration.

Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement today that Dewan Rakyat sittings are suspended during the emergency basically amounted to...

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