Special Parliament session will be held in person

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The Special Parliament Session which is expected to be held soon will be held in person, said Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.

He said this parliamentary session is not the same as the usual session that is held according to schedule. Instead, it is to discuss issues regarding Covid-19 and the people’s problems.

He said the usual sessions would require a 28-day notice before it can be held.

“This is not the usual session because the Special Parliament Session will be held as soon as possible, in the near future.

“The session will be held in person, but the details have yet to be finalised. It will be finalised first before an official announcement is made.

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“This evening, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun will hold a meeting with the Steering Committee to discuss the issue. The meeting is held using the hybrid method,” said Rashid when contacted by Berita Harian.

Earlier today, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah made another call for the Parliament to meet as soon as possible.

In a statement today, Comptroller of the Royal Household of lstana Negara, Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said the ruler was of the opinion that this can be done by following the Covid-19 guidelines and standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government.

At 11 am today, Azhar and Dewan Negara Speaker Tan Sri Rais Yatim met with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to discuss matters relating to the Parliament during a one-hour meeting.

Also present were Dewan Negara deputy speaker Senator Datuk Seri Mohamad Ali Mohamad as well as both of the Dewan Rakyat deputy speakers Rashid and Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. – NST