By Mei Kuan
The Council of Ministers via a meeting held on July 21 had agreed to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to consent to the Proclamation of Emergency for the state of Sarawak when the current state of Emergency ends on August 1.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, after discussion with the Sarawak state government, had consented to the Proclamation of Emergency in Sarawak effective August 2 till February 2 next year.
According to the media statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Proclamation of Emergency in Sarawak is necessary to postpone the Sarawak state election to avoid the COVID-19 outbreak from becoming more serious.
With the Proclamation of Emergency, the election will not be held throughout the effective period unless the Emergency is ended earlier.
(Media statement sourced from the official Facebook page of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, dated July 31)