Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a special address after Malaysia’s king announced the imposition of a state of emergency across the country to limit the spread of Covid-19. Photo: DPA Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a special address after Malaysia’s king announced the imposition of a state of emergency across the country to limit the spread of Covid-19. Photo: DPA
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a special address after Malaysia’s king announced the imposition of a state of emergency across the country to limit the spread of Covid-19. Photo: DPA
Malaysia

Shades of a despot? Muhyiddin’s halt of Malaysia’s democracy has familiar feel

  • Although PM says emergency decree is not a coup, even Mahathir Mohamad sees a ‘kind of dictatorship where people cannot protest’
  • Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he will petition king to rescind order, but analysts predict a wasted effort

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Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a special address after Malaysia’s king announced the imposition of a state of emergency across the country to limit the spread of Covid-19. Photo: DPA Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a special address after Malaysia’s king announced the imposition of a state of emergency across the country to limit the spread of Covid-19. Photo: DPA
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during a special address after Malaysia’s king announced the imposition of a state of emergency across the country to limit the spread of Covid-19. Photo: DPA
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