Special committee agrees on criteria to prolong or lift emergency

The Independent Special Committee on Emergency 2021 said it has conceded to a few standards and edges in choosing whether or not to drag out or lift the crisis.

Notwithstanding, the panel didn’t expound on the matter.

“The panel will keep on gathering every now and then to survey the need to either drag out or lift the crisis,” it said in a concise proclamation.

The 19-part panel, led by previous boss equity Arifin Zakaria, was framed on Feb 9.

The bipartisan council was set up under Section 2 of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 and serves to prompt the King on the crisis in Malaysia and on when to end it.

Its individuals incorporate previous assessor general of police Norian Mai, previous military boss Zulkifli Zainal Abidin and previous wellbeing chief general Dr Mohamad Taha Arif.

Tanjung Karang MP Noh Omar (Umno), Batang Lupar MP Rohani Abdul Karim (GPS), Beaufort MP Azizah Mohd Dun (Bersatu) and Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh (PAS) are the public authority MPs on the panel.

Resistance MPs on the board of trustees involve Kulim-Bandar Bharu MP Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (PKR), Seremban MP Loke Siew Fook (DAP) and Kuala Selangor MP Dzulkefly Ahmad (Amanah).

Beside Taha, two other wellbeing specialists on the board of trustees are cardiothoracic specialist Dr Yahya Awang, who is the originator and previous top of the National Heart Institute (IJN), and Dr Andrew Kiyu, who is an educator of general wellbeing in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

Previous boss secretary to the public authority Samsudin Osman, Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia president Ter Leong Yap, Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, Universiti Cyberjaya favorable to chancellor R Palan, previous delegate public examiner Salehuddin Saidin and previous Sabah state secretary Sukarti Wakiman make up the rest of the 19-part panel.

On Jan 12, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, proclaimed a highly sensitive situation to control the spread of Covid-19.

It is booked to go on until Aug 1 or a prior date if Covid-19 cases are decreased and balanced out.

Parliament and all state gatherings have been suspended during this period.

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