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Malaysia's state of emergency: Elections once Covid-19 under control, and no military rule, says Muhyiddin

2021-01-13 09:48:48       source:The Straits Times

January 12, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Tuesday (Jan 12) assured Malaysians there will be no curfews or military rule in the country, after the declaration of a state of emergency earlier the same day to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. 

In a special address broadcast on national television and social media platforms, the embattled premier also gave his assurance that a general election will be called as soon as the emergency can be lifted, based on the recommendations of an independent committee.

The state of emergency is set to last until Aug 1. 

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