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Emergency – Limitless executive power?

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What are the powers of the executive during this emergency? Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan speak to lawyers Phillip Koh and Lim Wei Jiet about limits and safeguards, and they also ask Selangor state executive council Teng Chang Khim about the impact on the state assembly and governance.

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loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
17 Jan 2021 8.02am

Lim Wei Jiet views that the ’emergency’ does not give the executive limitless power is reassuring.
But this is still early days.
Will an aggrieved party challenge an injustice in court?
Will a presiding judge interpret the offending ordinance as Wei Jiet has suggested or will he/she be more concerned about career promotion prospects?
These bring us into the realm of speculation about what precisely the executive hopes to achieve by the emergency.

No, I do not believe I am being disloyal to question the executive’s motives in this emergency. The fact of the matter is that the executive has more than enough weapons in his arsenal to deal with the covid 19 spike in our country.

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