Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (right) talks with King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah after a meeting at the National Palace, in Kuala Lumpur, in October 2010. Photo: AFP
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (right) talks with King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah after a meeting at the National Palace, in Kuala Lumpur, in October 2010. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Malaysia’s king meets political leaders as public anger grows over handling of pandemic

  • The monarch has the ability to lift the ongoing state of emergency that he declared in January in order for the government to tackle the pandemic
  • The emergency state allowed embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to suspend parliament, where he faced growing dissent

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (right) talks with King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah after a meeting at the National Palace, in Kuala Lumpur, in October 2010. Photo: AFP
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (right) talks with King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah after a meeting at the National Palace, in Kuala Lumpur, in October 2010. Photo: AFP
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