Kuala Lumpur: The declaration of emergency until August is not a form of military coup and a curfew will not be implemented, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the public government would instead continue to function as it was and would not be disturbed.
He said, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah agreed to declare the emergency proclamation based on Clause (1) Article 150 of the Federal Constitution after hearing a proposal from the Cabinet, yesterday.
“During this period, neither the general election (GE) nor the by-election will be held. Parliament and the State Legislative Assembly will also be postponed,” he said in a special announcement broadcast on television, today.
According to him, the government has set up an Independent Committee which will consist of government and opposition MPs as well as health experts who will discuss and recommend to His Majesty if the emergency can be terminated earlier.
It is also to ensure the implementation of the implementation of the emergency period is done fairly and transparently.
In his explanation, Muhyiddin also read the provisions of Article 150 (1) of the Federal Constitution, namely:
“If the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is satisfied that a major emergency is in progress that threatens the security, or economic life, or public order in the Federation or any part of it, then the Yang di-Pertuan Agong may issue an Emergency Proclamation by making it a declaration that means so. “
He said the threat to economic life was one of the grounds for an emergency proclamation to be made and the matter was also a major arrangement before the declaration by His Majesty.
Yesterday, Muhyiddin announced the implementation of the Movement Control Order (PKP) on six states for 14 days starting at midnight until January 26, while six more states were subject to Conditional PKP and two PKP Rehabilitation states.
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