Speaker says will communicate with new PM on Dewan Rakyat sitting

The sitting may not take place on March 9 due to the change in govt yesterday


DEWAN Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof (picture) said he will be communicating with newly-appointed Prime Minister (PM) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on whether the lower house sitting scheduled for March 9 will proceed or be postponed.

He said he would be writing an official letter to the PM on the matter today.

“Tomorrow, I will be writing to the PM to seek further information as to when the Dewan Rakyat will sit before making an announcement.

“Just wait, I myself do not know because I don’t decide the dates for Dewan Rakyat sittings,” he said when met by reporters after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Muhyiddin as the eight PM of Malaysia at Istana Negara yesterday.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is scheduled to open the third meeting of the 14th Parliament on March 9, but the sitting may not take place on that date due to the change in government yesterday.

Muhyiddin leads a new coalition government following the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government last Monday. — Bernama


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