The Prime Minister of Malaysia proclaimed a state of Emergency Ordinance on the 12th January 2021. The reason for the proclamation was the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases during those periods. The emergency ordinance will continue until 1st August 2021 unless it is revoked earlier. However, since the state of emergency has been implemented for more than 100 days, the epidemic has not improved, and the cases are still rising.
Why did the Emergency Ordinance fail to achieve the expected results?
In this episode of “On The Hot Seat” by Pocketimes, lawyer Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali a member of the Malaysian Bar Council and Professor Dr Victor Hoe discuss the effectiveness of the emergency ordinance in curtailing the rise of the COVID-19 infection.