KUALA LUMPUR, October 25 – Dewan Rakyat today rescinded emergency ordinances which included Emergency Ordinance (Essential Powers) 2021, Emergency Ordinance (Infectious Disease Prevention and Control) (Amendment) 2021 and the Emergency Ordinance (Minimum Employee Housing Standards, Housing and Equipment (Amendment) Ordinance 2021.
The annulment was tabled by the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Law Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar this morning and was adopted at the end of the session.
House Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon delivered the verdict ending the emergency order.
Malaysia was placed in a state of emergency from January 12 to August 1 to curb the spread of Covid-19.
On October 1, Wan Junaidi confirmed that the emergency ended in August, but said the orders would still apply until February 2022.
In today’s Dewan Rakyat, many MPs said the emergency had failed and caused more harm than good while questioning the wisdom of former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in his artwork.