Malaysian PM Muhyiddin says government will continue to function in emergency

alaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during opening remarks for virtual APEC Economic Leaders Meeting 2020, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov 20, 2020.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Tuesday (Jan 12) the government will continue to function, after the king consented to his request by declaring a state of emergency to manage soaring coronavirus infections.

Muhyiddin said parliament will be suspended until a time to be decided by the king. The government will also seek to increase military and police powers related to public health during the emergency, and bring in the private sector to support the public healthcare system.