Dissolution of Parliament still speculation, says Deputy Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR: The dissolution of Parliament is still a matter of speculation, says Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Ramli Mohd Nor.

He said this when he was asked by Teresa Kok (PH-Seputeh) on what would happen to the Bills debated during the current meeting of the Dewan Rakyat and whether they will have to be re-debated if Parliament is dissolved this week. Ramli added that the order of business in the House will continue as usual until the day of dissolution arrives.

Meanwhile, RSN Rayer (PH-Jelutong) cited some news reports stating that the Cabinet did not agree on the dissolution of parliament.

He however claimed that some politicians are keen on pressing ahead with the 15th General Election (GE15) despite the anticipated year-end floods.

He asked Ramli if he could confirm whether there are members of Parliament who are pressuring the Prime Minister to dissolve Parliament and call for polls.

“It is still speculative. Everything is still yet to (be decided) We don’t know yet. Let us not speculate. Let us not implicate. Let us proceed with what we have to do in this House until the time and moment arrives,” said Ramli in response.

Speculation is rife that Parliament might be dissolved before Budget 2022 is passed to pave the way for elections.

Parliament can only be dissolved by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong upon the advice of the Prime Minister and elections must be held within 60 days upon the dissolution of Parliament.

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