Minister says PM will decide when Parliament sits after Aug 1

(The Mole) – The government has insisted that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is the person who will decide when Parliament can be reconvened.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan, who is in charge of parliament and laws said the Emergency Ordinance currently disallowed Parliament from sitting.

He stressed that a notice to reconvene could be issued only after the Emergency ended.

“The emergency proclamation ends on Aug 1. That’s when the laws on the convening of Parliament come into force again.

“The prime minister will decide when it will be suitable to convene Parliament,” he said after attending a Covid-19 outreach programme at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hall here yesterday.

He said the prime minister would inform the Dewan Rakyat speaker, who would notify members of parliament within 28 days before the parliament reconvenes.

Takiyuddin added that a hybrid session was an option if a normal physical sitting was not suitable.