Malaysia declares state of emergency over COVID-19
Al Jazeera, 12 Jan 2021
Malaysia's king has declared a state of emergency at the request of the country's embattled prime minister.
Muhyiddin Yassin says additional powers are needed to stop a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The country is reporting almost 2,500 new infections every day.
But critics say it is an attempt by an unstable government to cling to power.
Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports.
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