PETALING JAYA,Jan 12: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says no curfew will be imposed throughout the state of emergency, adding that the federal and state governments will function as usual.
In a televised announcement on the emergency this morning, Muhyiddin also said this was not a military coup.
Earlier today, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, declared a state of emergency to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The Palace said the King consented for the emergency to last until Aug 1 or an earlier date if Covid-19 cases are reduced by then, following a meeting with Muhyiddin yesterday evening.
Muhyiddin also said there will be no parliamentary or state assembly meetings until a later date set by the Agong, while the general election, state elections and by-elections also cannot be held during the emergency.
“The main thing hindering me from advising the Agong to dissolve Parliament and to call for a snap election is the pandemic.”