Malaysian Bar welcomes king’s rejection of emergency move

THE Malaysian Bar today welcomes and hails Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s move to protect the interest of the rakyat by not declaring a state of emergency under Article 150(1) of the federal constitution.

Its president, Salim Bashir, said it echoed the views of the Malay rulers in stressing that there are already current laws and mechanisms with wide-ranging and comprehensive powers to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.