Special meeting leads to talk of health or economic emergency being declared (updated)


PUTRAJAYA: The special Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin this morning (Oct 23) has led to talk of an economic or health emergency being declared.

The tabling of Budget 2021 in Parliament has also been put into question.

At the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Cabinet also discussed various options to boost the fight against Covid-19, including exploring the introduction of a specific law to curtail the surge of infections, sources said.

“We were told there that expenditures will be allocated according to need, ” said one source.

However, he said there is no official notification on this yet.

Among others present at the unprecedented meeting were Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun, Armed Forces Chief Tan Sri Affendi Buang, and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The meeting started at 9.30am and concluded just before 1pm.

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