Order paper states MPs can question ministers during special sitting

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MPs will be given a chance to ask questions and present their views during the parliamentary special sitting, which starts on Monday.

According to the Parliament order paper, MPs can seek clarification from ministers after the five ministerial briefing sessions.

The Parliament order paper also stated that three emergency proclamations and nine emergency ordinances will be tabled.

Bernama

On July 5, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said Dewan Rakyat would convene for five days, while the Dewan Negara will sit for three days.

The briefings on Monday will start with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on the national recovery plan, Health Minister Dr Adham Baba on Malaysian action plan to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on the vaccination programme.

It will then be followed by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz on the economic aid packages and finally by Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the proclamation of emergency.

On June 29, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah decreed the proclamation of emergency and emergency ordinances should be debated by the MPs, citing the need to do so under Article 150(3) of the federal constitution.

According to Article 150(7) of the constitution, unless annulled, the emergency ordinances will continue to be in effect for six months after the expiry of the emergency, which in the present case is August 1. – TMI