Malaysian King declares emergency

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Malaysia Proclaims Emergency; Dissolves Parliament Over COVID Surge

Amidst coronavirus surge, Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah acceded to PM Muhyiddin Yassin's request to declare a national emergency until August 1. Offering the government power to acquire hospitals and deploy the military, the crown has revealed that no fresh election will be held for the time being. Moreover, PM Yassin agreed to face elections after the pandemic. Reportedly, this is the first emergency in the last 52 years… read-more

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 06:03 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Covid -19, Malaysia, emergency, Parliament Dissolution

Protestors outside KP Sharma Oli Office

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10,000 Protestors March Against Nepal's PM, Call To Revoke Dissolution

Demanding to revoke the dissolution of parliament, nearly 10,000 Nepalese people protested on Kathmandu's streets on December 29. They termed the dissolution an unconstitutional step and gathered in front of PM KP Sharma Oli’s office despite COVID-19 restrictions. A protestor said, “The prime minister has no authority to dissolve the parliament under the constitution. Therefore, he should reverse his decision immediately.” Reportedly, Nepal’s… read-more

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 - 06:22 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Nepal KP Sharma Oli, Parliament of nepal, Nepal, Parliament Dissolution, Kathmandu

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