Emergency will end on Aug 1, says de facto law minister

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 26: The federal government will not seek to extend the state of Emergency which will end on August 1, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

According to online news reports, Takiyuddin told Parliament today that the federal government has decided to revoke all Emergency Ordinances made when the Emergency was declared on January 11 based on Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution.

“A total of six Emergency Ordinances were gazetted and have been revoked on July 21.

“Because the ordinances have been revoked, then the issue of annulment is no longer relevant,” he said during the first day of the five-day special Parliament sitting today.

According to Article 150(3) of the Federal Constitution, a Proclamation of Emergency and any ordinance announced during the period shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament and, if not sooner revoked, shall cease to have effect if resolutions are passed by both Houses annulling such proclamation or ordinance.

Meanwhile, the state of Emergency, declared earlier this year from January 11 until August 1 was to provide the government with the ability to mobilise resources to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. — DayakDaily