Report: Letter confirms requirement for all MPs to undergo Covid-19 testing before May 18 parliamentary sitting

Dewan Rakyat MPs will now have to undergo Covid-19 testing in order to attend the special one-day Parliament sitting on May 18.

(MMO) – Malaysiakini reported Bukit Bendera MP Wong Hon Wai as confirming that he had received a letter from Dewan Rakyat secretary Riduan Rahmat, stating that MPs attending the sitting must present themselves for the test, so as to ensure everyone’s safety.

The screening tests are to be carried out in the Parliament complex between 9am and 3pm on May 14 and 15, the report added.

Alternatively, MPs can also opt to be tested at any public hospital or clinic, which will nonetheless require official letters affirming the tests took place two to three days before May 18. Those who choose private facilities for the test will have to do so at their own expense.

In the letter, Riduan said MPs who fail to take the test will be prohibited from attending the sitting.

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