More reps attended Dec 1’s assembly sitting, says Selangor Speaker


KLANG: The Selangor Legislative Assembly session, which had been literally crawling due to low attendance, is finally returning to normalcy.

Speaker Ng Suee Lim said that more assemblymen had turned up for the sitting on Thursday (Dec 1).

“The attendance today is about 85% and I strongly believe it will come up to full attendance before the sitting adjourns next week,’’ he said.

Ng reckoned the low turnout the last few days were due to the recent general election as well as the turn of events before Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in.

“Maybe the elected representatives were not focused and were still caught up with the general election and the subsequent appointment of the prime minister,’’ said Ng.

He added once the Cabinet is announced, there will not be anything else to distract the attention from the state assembly sitting.

However, Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who had attended the session on Wednesday (Nov 30), after Ng had called him out a day earlier, was absent today.

Another person that Ng had called out on Tuesday (Nov 29) was Selangor Parti Pejuang Tanah Air chief Harumaini Omar who is Batang Kali assemblyman.

Harumaini, who had not attended since the sitting commenced, had contested for the Hulu Selangor parliamentary seat but received only 1,849 votes and hence, lost his deposit.

On Tuesday, Ng said attendance of the state assemblymen was at a mere 70%.

He had also disallowed state executive councillors from answering questions submitted by absentee assemblymen.

Following this, Azmin attended on Wednesday and put forth his question to Paya Jaras assemblyman Khairuddin Othman, who is the exco member in charge of human capital development and empowerment of youth and sports.

Azmin had wanted to know if the Selangor government had initiated measures to ensure the state’s workforce was equipped to handle the requirements of upscale industries such as the digital sector industry.

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