Malaysia begins coronavirus vaccination programme as PM Muhyiddin Yassin receives first shot

Malaysia on Wednesday launched its COVID-19 inoculation programme, which authorities hope will rein in a spike in infections and help revive an economy that recorded its worst slump in over two decades last year. Malaysia has set an ambitious target of vaccinating at least 80% of its 32 million people by February next year. Prime… Read More Malaysia begins coronavirus vaccination programme as PM Muhyiddin Yassin receives first shot

Malaysia announces travel ban, two-week lockdown following surge in coronavirus cases

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday announced a nationwide travel ban and a 14-day lockdown in the capital and five states, as the country grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases that threaten to overload its healthcare system. Malaysia was among the first nations to impose strict movement curbs in March during the early… Read More Malaysia announces travel ban, two-week lockdown following surge in coronavirus cases

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejects emergency rule request by PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejected on Sunday a request by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for him to declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying that he did not see the need. The king’s rejection is a major setback for Muhyiddin, who is facing a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar… Read More Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejects emergency rule request by PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysian rulers meet to discuss emergency proposal of PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysia’s rulers met on Sunday to discuss what sources have said is a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to impose a state of emergency amid a political crisis in the Southeast Asian nation. Muhyiddin on Friday asked the king to impose emergency rule that would include suspending parliament, the sources with direct knowledge of… Read More Malaysian rulers meet to discuss emergency proposal of PM Muhyiddin Yassin