Malaysia's king rejects PM Muhyiddin's request to impose emergency rule

Malaysia's king rejects PM Muhyiddin's request to impose emergency rule

A worker sprays disinfectant at a shop, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 24, 2020. Reuters

Kuala Lumpur, October 25

 Malaysia's king Al Sultan-Abdullah on Sunday rejected a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for a state of emergency to be imposed because of the coronavirus crisis.

The king believes the government has handled the pandemic well and is capable of continuing to manage the crisis under Muhyiddin, the palace said in a statement.

Muhyiddin had made the request following a resurgence in coronavirus cases and amid a power struggle for the premiership post, sources have told Reuters. --- Reuters

 

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