Hamzah: Time needed to discuss hybrid Parliament’s standing order first

PETALING JAYA: The concept of a hybrid Parliament will take some time to be figured out before it can be implemented, says Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (pic).

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia secretary-general questioned how the set up would look like.

“What about the hybrid Parliament’s standing order? We have to sit down and discuss this first.

“How long will this take? Two weeks? That’s not enough, ” he said in an exclusive interview with Sinar Harian that was published on Friday (June 11).

Hamzah said the standing order would have to be brought before a special meeting, which would then decide if the proposal could proceed.

He said the government was not afraid to reconvene Parliament but it was better to prioritise the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

“Be patient. We are carrying out the vaccination programme now and should reach our aim by September or October.

“After that, Parliament can reconvene. You can argue, do what you like. You (the media) should tell everyone, especially the politician who wants to be prime minister, to just wait for another three months, ” he said.

Recently, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said the government was finding ways to organise a hybrid Parliament session.

If implemented, he said the session would involve both the physical and digital participation of MPs and Senators in Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara.

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