Saturday , March 6 2021

Anwar and Shafie call for an end to the emergency

PETALING JAIA: The two opposition leaders want Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhiiddin Iassin to end the state of emergency and start a comprehensive peace agreement to avoid calling general elections until the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control.

PKR President and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is leading efforts to call Yang di-Pertuan Agong for an ambulance.

He wrote to all MPs to send a memorandum to Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’aiatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shahu calling for that move and for the convening of parliament.

“In the letter, I suggested to all deputies to file an appeal immediately. “Let this letter be confirmed and the wisdom of Yang di-Pertuan Agong to withdraw the urgent proclamation and subsequently set a parliamentary session to be held before January 31 to discuss emergencies, Covid-19 and the economic crisis,” he said. yesterday’s statement.

In the letter, Anwar said that the current measures are adequate to solve the Covid-19 problem and that a state of emergency is not necessary, because the current economic crisis is the result of rising unemployment and poverty.

Sabah Heritage Party President Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said the emergency should be lifted and Muhiiddin should start a political peace agreement.

“If there is a need to amend the Federal Constitution to avoid elections in Sarawak or any additional elections during the pandemic, the Pericatan national government should negotiate with the opposition to achieve a two-thirds majority to do so,” he said in a statement.

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