Kelantan state assembly convenes for 45 minutes

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  • Monday, 13 Apr 2020

KOTA BARU (Bernama): The Kelantan State Assembly sitting convened for just 45 minutes on Monday (April 13)

due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Before entering the state assembly hall, members of the house were required to have their body temperature checked and to use hand sanitiser.

The meeting started at 9am, with no guests present. All the members of the house were present, except Ayer Lanas assemblyman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who is also Jeli MP and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, who had to attend to other urgent matters.

During the brief sitting, the assembly passed two bills – the National Park Bill and another pertaining to titles for royalties and datukship.

State Assembly Speaker Datuk Abdullah Ya’kub, at the the start of the sitting informed the house that the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V had consented to his speech to be read out by Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob.

Abdullah also informed the house that questions forwarded by members would be answered at the next sitting.

The Kelantan State Assembly sitting was earlier scheduled from March 23 to 26, but due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it was postponed to Monday.

"We have to hold this sitting today, even during MCO, because it is compulsory to be held every six months and the deadline is on April 16. So, if it is not held, there is a possibility of some legal implications.

"Today’s sitting is held by adhering to the Health Ministry’s guidelines, including observing the social distancing, ” Abdullah said when met by reporters after the assembly. – Bernama

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