Upcoming Parliament Session May Be Suspended

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There is a possibility that the government may be seeking to prorogue the Parliament.

This means suspending the upcoming Dewan Rakyat session without dissolving Parliament, with the sitting to resume at the next session.

The Third Term of the 14th Dewan Rakyat session is supposed to convene for 27 days from Nov 2 until Dec 15.

It is learned that the surge in Covid-19 cases of late has led to the Cabinet looking to prorogue the Parliament.

Shafwan Zaidon

According to the Parliament’s website, Article 55 of the Federal Constitution stipulates that only His Majesty The King can summon for Parliament to be in session. *Aside from dissolution, His Majesty also has the absolute power to prorogue the Parliament*.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin chaired a special meeting with his Cabinet members at Perdana Putra in Putrajaya near here, believed to discuss current issues.

The meeting ended at noon as motorcade carrying Cabinet members were seen leaving Putra Perdana at 12.45pm. – NST