Mahathir warns king Covid-19 emergency order is turning Malays against him

Apr 20, 2021 | INVESTING

Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday urged the country’s king to revoke a Covid-19 state of emergency, saying the royal order – made in January on the advice of the government – was uncharacteristically turning the country’s Malays against its royal families. The emergency powers granted to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and the suspension of parliament had transformed the country into a “dictatorship”, the 95-year-old said. He was speaking to reporters after delivering a…

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