Malaysia’s king rejects PM Muhyiddin’s request to impose emergency

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin wearing a protective mask arrives at a mosque for prayers, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Putrajaya, Malaysia

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 COVID crisis.

The king believes the government has handled the pandemic well and can continue 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 NYK Daily.

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