King’s emergency declaration constitutional but can be challenged if there is evidence of bad faith, says Sri Ram

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 13): Malaysia’s emergency declaration by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is constitutional as the government said the move is needed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and flood situation, and because the facts relied upon by the government fall within the ambit of Article 150 of the Federal Constitution, said former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram (pictured).