Palace says Agong to consult with other Malay rulers amid talk of emergency :

Malaysia’s King Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will consult with other rulers to discuss recommendations presented by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the palace said today, after sources told Reuters the prime minister had asked the king to declare a state of emergency.

The king will soon hold the consultation, the palace said in a statement. It did not identify the recommendations made by the prime minister.

“Al-Sultan Abdullah greatly understands the need for the country’s administration to continue to tackle the threat of Covid-19,” the palace said.

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