PM: Proclamation of emergency is not military coup, civilian govt still in place

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 12): The declaration of state of emergency by the King earlier this morning does not entail a military coup and the civilian government is still in place, according to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

In a nationally televised address this morning, Muhyiddin assured that there will be no curfew imposed under the emergency.

WATCH: NEWS: No curfew or military rule, says PM

Muhyiddin explained that under the emergency:

  • Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies will not convene
  • no general elections and by-elections will be held
  • an independent advisory council will be set up to advise the Agong
  • judiciary will continue to operate
  • Malaysia is still open for business.

More to follow

By : Emir Zainul – THE EDGE MARKETS

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