The cabinet has agreed to the implementation of an emergency to tackle the worsening Covid-19 pandemic situation.
The decision was reached during a special cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in Putrajaya this morning.
“Wait for the announcement,” said one minister on condition of anonymity, according to Malaysiakini.
Asked if this meant the cabinet has decided to implement the emergency, he replied in the affirmative.
“Wait for the announcement means the process is on,” he was quoted as saying.
The move comes amid the ongoing political uncertainty in the nation, with Muhyiddin facing pressure from internal and external sources.
It was reported that Muhyiddin is expected to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in Pahang this evening to obtain the latter’s consent on this matter.
However, this could not be confirmed.
It was also reported that the prime minister had rushed out of Putrajaya to Kuantan, Pahang after chairing this morning’s special Cabinet meeting.