Implications of a state of emergency

SINCE independence in 1957, Malaya/Malaysia has experienced three national Emergencies – Indonesian confrontation (1964), May 13 (1969), and the Covid Emergency declared on Monday. In addition, there have been five localised Emergencies – Sarawak (1966), Kelantan (1977), Batu Sapi, Grik and Bugaya (2020).

Definition: Under Article 150(1), the term “emergency” refers to threats to the security, economic life or public order of the Federation or any part thereof.

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