KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The first meeting of the fourth term of the 14th Parliament will be held on Monday (Sept 13) and will be opened by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
This parliamentary session is the first under the government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
According to the Order of the Meeting on Parliament’s official website, Monday's sitting of the Dewan Rakyat will focus on the speech by the King.
Based on the calendar of the Dewan Rakyat meeting, this session will be for 17 days until Oct 12.
Meanwhile, the Dewan Negara sitting, to be opened simultaneously with the Dewan Rakyat sitting, will take place from October 4 to 26.
To reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection in the Parliament building, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said various initiatives had been carried out, including the installation of ultraviolet air filters in the main hall of Parliament and the use of nanotechnology in the office to kill bacteria and viruses.
Apart from that, the Health Ministry also carried out RT-PCR screening tests on Sept 10 and 11 for all staff and those attending the meeting, involving 1,801 individuals.
On Sunday (Sept 12), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 26 of the individuals had screened tested positive for Covid-19, involving a senator and 25 parliamentary staff. - Bernama