PM Muhyiddin Announces State of Emergency Until 1 August, Assures It’s Not a Military Coup

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Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the state of emergency proclaimed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is not a military coup and no curfew will be enforced.

“Let me assure you that the civilian government will continue to function. It’s not a military coup and curfew will not be enforced,” he said during a special address aired today.

However, military officers will be deployed to help the police assist civil matters during the pandemic, including monitor and control movements in and out of borders.

He also announced that during this period, there would be no by-elections, state elections or general election held during this period.

This period of emergency will take effect today until 1 August 2021 or an earlier date if the number of COVID-19 daily cases can be effectively controlled or lowered.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister also announced that starting at 12:01am on Wednesday (13 January), a 14-Day MCO will take place for certain states.

In case you missed it, here are the key points from yesterday’s announcement.