Selangor Journal
The Selangor State Secretariat Building in Shah Alam. — Picture by SELANGOR.GOV.MY

Exco: Emergency does not disrupt state government administration

SHAH ALAM, Jan 16 — The Selangor government administration is not affected and running as usual despite the emergency being enforced throughout the country, said State Investment, Industry and Trade, Small and Medium Industries Committee chairman Dato’ Teng Chang Kim.

“In fact, the ordinance is quite clear, the power of the executive is still in the hand of the state government, as far as the state is concerned,

“For example, we have already convened our first exco meeting for the year on January 13, which is after the proclamation, everything runs as usual.

“…as far as we are concerned up to now there is no disruption to the administration of the state government,” said Teng in the Astro Awani talkshow Consider This titled “Emergency – Limitless executive power? that was aired last night.

The state exco also viewed the emergency as a measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

On January 12, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah proclaimed an emergency that will be enforced until August 1, or earlier if the pandemic is contained and brought under control in the country.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in a special announcement on the same day, said that the Cabinet had advised His Majesty to proclaim the emergency throughout the country under Article 150(1) of the Federal Constitution, effective from January 11 to August 1, 2021.

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