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Malaysia, once praised by the WHO as ‘united’ against COVID, has gone back into lockdown

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The Malaysian Government on Monday announced a renewed lockdown across much of the country, banning interstate travel, as daily coronavirus case numbers hit a new record.

A day later, the country’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah declared a months-long state of emergency as requested by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin — the first in half a century.

Under the emergency, set to last until August 1, Parliament has been suspended and Mr Muhyiddin’s Cabinet will be granted special powers.

Mr Muhyiddin…



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