IPOH: The government has nothing to fear in allowing Parliament to reconvene, says Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.
The Umno election director said since Umno and the Opposition have repeatedly said that there will be no motions issued on a no-confidence vote, Parliament should be allowed to reconvene as soon as possible.
“Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddn Yassin should not be worried since both sides have given assurances that they would not seek a no confidence motion during the sitting.
“The sooner Parliament can reconvene, the quicker we can discuss how to help the government in its mission to combat the Covid-19 pandemic as well as helping those who are affected by it,” he told reporters after handing out second phase of Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat to a total of 1,334 recipients at the Langkap police station in Pasir Salak Saturday (June 19).
On June 16, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdlullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had called for Parliament to be reconvened as soon as possible, adding that it would allow the Emergency Ordinance and the National Recovery Plan to be debated by members of the Dewan Rakyat.
Tajuddin, who is also Pasir Salak MP, said he also upheld the views of His Majesty.
“Right now, anything that involves screening and vaccination ideas can be done by the government alone. Elected leaders can only look on from afar, the most we could do to help is to send food aid.
“By allowing Parliament to reconvene, MPs can exchange ideas not only on handling the pandemic but also focussing on economic recovery,” he said.
He also suggested for more screening centres to be set up, especially in rural areas.
“The Langkap health clinic is not a screening centre for Covid-19, meaning nearby villagers have to travel far to get themselves tested.
“I have contacted the related ministry to 'double-up' (the screening centres) since we are really left behind. Not only can we use health clinics, we can also use public halls for the purpose,” he said.