KUCHING: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has proclaimed a six-month emergency in Sarawak, from Aug 2 to Feb 2, 2022, following a surge in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Report said Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (pix) decreed that the emergency is to suspend the upcoming state election in order to prevent any further increase in the spread of Covid-19 if the election is held.
His Majesty decreed that a grave emergency exists whereby the security, economic life and public order in the country are threatened arising from the pandemic.
The gazette said that in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Constitution of the State of Sarawak, the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly should have stood dissolved on June 7.
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