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state of emergency

Emergency not for government to hang on to power

KUCHING: The present state of emergency in the country is not used as a weapon by Perikatan Nasional (PN) to cling on to power, Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Willie Mongin insisted. To him the purpose is...

State of emergency facilitates handling of pandemic

ASAJAYA: The state of emergency has empowered the federal government to open more places to treat Covid-19 patients and subsequently improve the effectiveness of anti-pandemic efforts. Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said prior...

Allow Parliament, PSC to convene

KUCHING: The federal government has been urged to allow Parliament and Parliament Select Committees (PSC) to convene during the current Emergency period. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said this is to provide effective Parliamentary oversight especially of the country’s...

Don’t make emergency an issue

BY NOR FARIZA MOHD RAZHI & N,SEVAGAMY The emergency proclaimed by the King to arrest the Covid-19 pandemic in the country should not be made an issue because Malaysia is not the only country that has declared it, said legal expert Datuk Mohd...

State polls need new law

KUCHING: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has to amend the existing ordinance within the Emergency period to allow Sarawak to have its state election this year. Constitutional law expert Prof Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi said, if the Emergency ends on Aug...

Distinguish between proclamation and ordinance

KUCHING: Constitutional law expert Prof Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi said the common perception that proclamation of emergency will suspend laws, institutions or procedures is not necessarily true. “Emergency proclamation does not automatically suspend any laws or institution or procedures, it...

Emergency, MCO 2.0 may lower daily new cases

BY MELATI MOHD ARIFF This is a round-up of Covid-19 related matters in Malaysia from Jan 9 up to noon yesterday where case numbers have exceeded 147,000. The proclamation of emergency and enforcement of the movement control order (MCO 2.0) have...

Polls once emergency is revoked

KUCHING: The Sarawak government respects the proclamation of emergency by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Openg. He was, however, optimistic that the 12th state election would be held once...

Aspirasi: Put lives ahead of politics

KUCHING: Parti Aspirasi Rakyat Sarawak (Aspirasi) is resigned to accepting the Emergency proclamation if it means a political ceasefire to focus on battling Covid-19. “Lives first before politics. If this Emergency will stop all politicking for now at the height...

Checkmate wannabe prime ministers

KUCHING: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has acted in the best interest of the nation by declaring a state of emergency, said Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang. “Every day in Malaya, there is...
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Emergency not for government to hang on to power

KUCHING: The present state of emergency in the country is not used as a weapon by Perikatan Nasional (PN)...
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