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Malaysia declares Covid state of emergency amid political challenges – BBC News

The king declares an emergency that critics say will allow the government to dodge political challenges.

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image captionThe emergency declaration was issued by the king of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah
The king of Malaysia, Al-Sultan Abdullah, has declared a months-long state of emergency across the country to combat a rise in coronavirus cases.
The move was requested by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, and allows Mr Muhyiddin to suspend parliament at a time when his government is weakened.
The palace said the emergency would last until 1 August, unless cases were brought under control…

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