Saifuddin welcomes Parliament meeting


KUALA LUMPUR: The special meeting of Dewan Rakyat, scheduled to be held at the end of this month, will provide an opportunity for MPs to debate measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister, via a Twitter post, welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

“I welcome the announcement by TS @MuhyiddinYassin that Parliament will hold a special sitting at the end of this month.

“It would provide an opportunity for MPs to debate measures to address Covid-19. Hopefully, fresh ideas will be born that can improve these measures,” he said in his post.

The Prime Minister’s Office, in a statement on Monday, said a special meeting of Dewan Rakyat would be held for five days from July 26, while the Senate would reconvene for three days starting Aug 3.

The meeting aims to brief all MPs about the National Recovery Plan, and to amend all legislation and rules to enable the Parliament meeting to be held in a hybrid manner.The PMO also said in accordance with Clause 3 of Article 150 of the Federal Constitution, the Proclamation of Emergency and emergency ordinances, promulgated by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament. — Bernama

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