MPs can debate during September meeting, says Ronald Kiandee

KOTA KINABALU: Lawmakers will not be able to debate at the upcoming special Parliament meeting but they can do so at the subsequent Dewan Rakyat meetings from September," says Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia vice-president was commenting on dissatisfaction from the Opposition after learning debates would not be allowed during the five-day meeting.

"The special meeting called by the Prime Minister is... to discuss matters and the ministries involved in managing the Covid-19 situation.

"It has also already been scheduled and announced that two more meetings will come after.

"These ordinary (Parliament) sessions will provide the chance for each MP to voice their views on the government's direction as well as Bills to be presented and debated," said the Agriculture and Food Industries Minister on Sunday (July 18).

In a statement on July 15, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizah Harun had said that two more Parliament meetings would take place for 15 and 32 days respectively from September onwards.

He also said that the first meeting of the fourth session of the 14th Parliament would sit for 15 days from Sept 6-30.

The second meeting of the fourth session of the 14th Parliament will sit for 32 days from Oct 25 to Dec 16.

The Prime Minister's Office had announced earlier that the special meeting would centre around the National Recovery Plan and amendments to the law to allow hybrid Parliament sittings to be held.

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