PM special live announcement rumour is fake, says NSC


PETALING JAYA: The National Security Council (NSC) has denied rumours that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is set to make a special live announcement on Covid-19 or on the movement control order at 9pm Friday (May 21).

“There is no live announcement by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the current Covid-19 situation or the MCO today, ” the council said on its Facebook page.

A viral message has been circulating on social media that Muhyiddin would be making a special announcement on Friday.

The council warned the public against spreading rumours without checking their veracity.

On Monday (May 17), Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba spoke of a possible tightening of the MCO standard operating procedures following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, particularly in Selangor.

The talk of an impending announcement was fuelled after Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan confirmed on Thursday (May 20) that Muhyiddin would chair an NSC meeting on Friday to discuss the current Covid-19 situation.

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