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The brewing constitutional crisis explained

  • UPDATED 6.45PM: The last day of the special Dewan Rakyat sitting on Monday (Aug 2) has been postponed indefinitely after the PM applied for the postponement by citing Covid-19 risk. 

KINIGUIDE | The tail end of Malaysia’s controversial 2021 emergency has been nothing short of dramatic.

First, a stunning royal rebuke over the emergency ordinances. Then, the prime minister’s insistence that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong has little choice but to revoke them as advised.

Some are now describing this as a constitutional crisis between the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Istana Negara.

Here, Malaysiakini recapitulates what happened and sheds light on key questions involving the still-evolving situation...

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