The Malay Rulers’ decision and the lesson for Muhyiddin: Sin Chew Daily

The Malay Rulers’ decision and the lesson for Muhyiddin: Sin Chew Daily

The paper says that while the Malay Rulers support the government led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, they must also listen to the voices of the people

KUALA LUMPUR (SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The Malay Rulers have expressly rejected Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s “emergency decree”.

The PM’s excuse is that the government wants all political activities to stop so as not to disrupt the government’s effort to fight the coronavirus while not adversely affecting the country’s economy.

That proposal speaks volumes of the political dilemma the PM is in. If the 2021 Budget to be tabled on November 6 is not adopted by the Parliament, the Parliament is at risk of dissolution.

By comparison, His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong feels that the declaration of emergency must take into account several factors, such as the country’s constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy system as well as international perception, the country’s global image and concerns of foreign investors.