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“New Condition for Dewan: Reconcile on July for 15 days”

The one day meeting that will happen on May 18 has been anticipated by many many government officials. Along with this is the concern for Dewan. The Dewan Rakyat would convene again on July 13, two months after its one-day meeting on May 18.

Minister Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan in the Prime Minister’s Department said Parliament will sit for 15 days. He said that next week’s sitting does not include any ceremonies, in keeping with the normal operating procedures stipulated in the movement control order (MCO). Akiyuddin shared that the Dewan Rakyat would continue with its meeting after the start of the Legislative session and then concentrate on government affairs.

This involves the tabling of two Supplemental Supply Bills, the nomination of the Leader of the House, the Parliamentary Select Committee and the motion to appoint the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts.

Takiyuddin said the Covid-19 pandemic had influenced the Dewan Rakyat’s earlier decision to sit from May 18 through June 26 but because the Dewan Rakyat has to convene six months from the last day of the last meeting, we agreed to hold it only for a day on 18 May and postponed it until 13 July, when the Dewan will meet for 15 days.

Nonetheless, it has been confirmed that Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof has approved a motion against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to hold a vote of no confidence.

Ariff added that the petition, submitted on May 18 by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, will be referred to the forthcoming one-day conference.

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