Sunday, April 18, 2021


Nothing sinister behind emergency declaration, says PM

Muhyiddin Yassin says the declaration of emergency was made solely to curb the spread of Covid-19.

PH MPs gather at Parliament to call for Dewan Rakyat sitting

Only about 65 of Pakatan Harapan's 88 MPs turned up.

BN chief Zahid repeats call for Dewan Rakyat sitting during emergency

The BN chairman also hits out at PAS' Takiyuddin Hassan for ruling out any parliamentary sitting during the virus emergency.

Civilian govt remains, PM assures no judicial meddling despite emergency

But Muhyiddin Yassin says tough laws could be introduced to empower various agencies including the armed forces to help in efforts to fight Covid-19.

Trump declares emergency in Washington DC ahead of Biden inauguration

This follows reports of the FBI warning that armed protests are being planned.

Agong consents to state of emergency over Covid-19

The emergency period will run until Aug 1 but could end earlier if the number of positive cases can be brought down to a manageable level.

Govt declares emergency in Gerik, Bugaya

This will see the by-elections scheduled for Jan 16 next year postponed to a later date.

Govt to consider emergency in Gerik, Bugaya if Covid-19 risks remain

Minister Takiyüddin Hassan says a decision will be made after the matter is referred to the health ministry and National Security Council.

Govt considering emergency to postpone by-elections in Gerik, Bugaya

Law minister Takiyuddin Hassan says the government is keen to avoid any election to prevent further escalation of Covid-19 cases.

Trouble recruiting election workers among reasons for scrapping Batu Sapi polls

PM lists 5 reasons behind move to cancel by-election through a state of emergency.

Agong declares emergency in Batu Sapi

The move is to prevent a by-election in the constituency based on fears of a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases.

Spain declares virus emergency as global cases soar

Spain was the first EU member state to pass the bleak milestone of one million cases and has been joined since by northern neighbour France.

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