Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has decided not to grant Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s request to declare a state of emergency.
The country is relieved that the government will not be able to proceed with the emergency.
Twitter and other social media platforms are on fire in Malaysia and almost no one spreading pro-emergency views are spared.
It is an open warfare in Malaysia on the social networks. But a constant survey of the networks show the unmistakable trends.
Most of Twitter in Malaysia are against the darurat or emergency. The hashtags Istana Negara (5 825 Tweets) and Awani (5 774 Tweets) are trending.
The royal rulers of Malaysia are in a special meeting to decide on the Prime Minister’s proposals for a COVID-19 emergency.
But the word emergency brought Malaysians on Twitter in particular to explode into a rage.
They are against such a move and are accusing the PM of trying to save his post with a bogus emergency.
According to Straits Times Singapore, the Malaysian King is to deliver the decision by the rulers today.
The royal rulers are at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur to discuss emergency measures proposed by PM Muhyiddin Yassin.
The King, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, called for the special meeting with the Malay rulers to discuss and refine suggestions proposed by Muhyiddin.
The latter wants to call a national state of emergency. The people and several leaders and observers are against the idea which attracted widespread condemnation.
The government is facing a protracted political crisis and is struggling to control an escalating pandemic.
Reports suggest Muhyiddin has lost his thin majority in Parliament. Several Umno MPs spoke against the idea of an emergency in Malaysia.
An Umno MP has also sent a motion of no-confidence to Parliament but the Speaker of the House has refused to allow it to be debated.
This is seen by some pro-government MPs as a move to protect the Prime Minister from the no-confidence crisis.