Malaysian parliament may convene during emergency hinh anh 1People wait for their turn for COVID-19 testing in Malaysia (Photo: Reuters)
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The Malaysian parliament may convene during the emergency period as approved by the country’s King, according to a palace statement on February 24.

Comptroller of the Royal Household Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the matter was decided following Sultan Abdullah’s meeting with the speakers of the upper and lower house on the same day.

The parliament will resume on a date deemed suitable by the King, taking into consideration the advice of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the statement said.

The consent of the Malaysian King to the advice of the PM on the declaration of the Emergency Proclamation on January 12 is a proactive measure to contain the COVID-19.

The state of emergency is due to run until August 1. Malaysia has the third highest COVID-19 tally in Southeast Asia, following Indonesia and the Philippines, posting over 290,000 cases and 1,088 fatalities./.