Kelantan meet cut short after two reps test positive


KOTA BARU: The Kelantan state Legislative Assembly meeting was adjourned two days earlier than scheduled and the state Budget passed without debate after two assemblymen tested positive for Covid-19.

Speaker Datuk Abdullah Ya’kub said the sitting was adjourned to prevent the virus from spreading.

“I had to cut short the meeting, which was scheduled to end on Dec 7, after I was informed that two assemblymen – Tanjong Mas (Rohani Ibrahim) and Tendong (Mohd Rozi Muhamad) – were found to be Covid-19 positive.

“So we had to adjourn the meeting sine die,” he told journalists after the state assembly sitting at Kota Darulnaim here yesterday, reported Bernama.

Abdullah said Kemuning assemblyman Mohd Roseli Ismail was also undergoing self-quarantine after being identified as a close contact of his child who had tested positive for Covid-19.

The state RM1.5bil Budget 2022 was passed without debate at yesterday’s sitting before it was adjourned.

“We ended the meeting after passing Budget 2022, which was tabled by Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob. According to Article 29 of the House’s Standing Orders, the Speaker is empowered to adjourn the meeting at any time,” he said.

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