Right after the announcement of several states going back into lockdown for 2 weeks, today the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah proclaimed a state of emergency nationwide that will last till 1st August 2021.

Based on the live announcement and subsequent articles from news portals, the state of emergency won’t affect us normal citizens much but it does put a stop to the on-going political instability which is great as the focus can now be on handling the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/01/12/ten-things-to-know-about-malaysias-emergency-2021/1939648

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/01/12/a-state-of-emergency-here039s-what-it-involves