The government had not heeded any proposals to enact a new COVID-19 law since the Movement Control Order (MCO) came into force, in spite of the urgency and need for such a law.

Finally, after more than two months of controlled movement nationwide, there is a glimmer of hope for the long-awaited legislation.

The ministries will hold a meeting on 28 May to kick-start the bill drafting process.

However, why is there a lack of urgency to deal with the economic fallout from the pandemic? Why weren’t the stimulus packages debated in Parliament, like in many other countries? Why is the first reading of the proposed bill scheduled only in July and not earlier?

By the time the COVID-19 bill passes both the Parliament and the Senate, would it be too late to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic?

The Collective of Applied Law & Legal Realism (CALR) will discuss these issues and analyse their legal implications on the rakyat.

Send us your questions in the usual manner ( and we will answer them during our Facebook Live session on 26 May 2020 (Tuesday) at 12:00 p.m.

You may also leave your questions in the live chat box while we are in session.

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See you on the 26th!

AmerBON, Advocates