PM: Independence of the judiciary assured during Emergency period

An electronic shop worker wearing a face mask watches a live broadcast of Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at a shopping outlet in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. -AP

PETALING JAYA: The Perikatan Nasional government will continue to defend the independence of the judiciary and will never interfere with the courts, including during an Emergency, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

"The Perikatan government will continue to defend the independence of the judiciary.

"The judiciary will continue to be the beacon of justice in this country, and I will never interfere in the business of the courts," said Muhyiddin in a live television address on Tuesday (Jan 11).

Muhyiddin said that during the extraordinary times that the Rakyat and the nation are facing, it was vital for politicians to set aside their differences and come together in solidarity with the Rakyat.

"When it is time for politics, then let's do so responsibly," he said.

Muhyiddin also pleaded with Malaysians to remain calm and place their trust in and fullly support the government to curb the spread of Covid-19 in a more effective manner during the Emergency period.

He also pleaded with all politicians, civil society leaders, non-governmental organisations, religious bodies, youth organisations, and everyone in the society to cooperate to face these tough times.

"The most important goal is to win the war against Covid-19," he said.

Muhyiddin urged the rakyat to exercise stricter discipline during the movement control order as well as the Emergency periods.

"We hope we can reduce the infection rate of Covid-19 immediately and reduce the stress on our health system that is burdened by the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases daily," he added.

Article type: free
User access status:

Did you find this article insightful?


67% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

Muhyiddin: King will be advised to dissolve Parliament once Covid-19 pandemic ends
Covid-19: Johor govt to propose allowing those vaccinated to travel to S'pore
Discipline remains core of M'sian Army's identity in facing challenges, says Army chief Zamrose
Police present at Melaka schools to ensure new normal compliance under conditional MCO
Making sustainable consumption choices
Muhyiddin to deliver 'Setahun Malaysia Prihatin' speech at 10am Monday (March 1)
Sense of calm as 1.1mil preschoolers, Year One and Year Two pupils enter schools
Man seen using profanities towards cops in viral video already arrested, says Penang police
Covid-19: Cases up by 2,437 bringing total to 300,752 (updated daily)
INTERACTIVE: Vaccination showing good results abroad but experts warn against complacency

Stories You'll Enjoy