Muhyiddin denies emergency a ‘coup’

Chan Kok Leong

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is using Covid-19 to justify the need for an emergency. – EPA pic, January 12, 2021.

A DAY after reinstating harsh movement-control restrictions, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the state of emergency proclaimed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong this morning is aimed at giving the government more powers to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yesterday, he announced three different sets of lockdowns for the country.

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