Parliament session on Monday postponed

THE special Parliament sitting on Monday will be postponed indefinitely, due to detected Covid-19 cases recently.

In a letter addressed to the Members of Parliament (MPs), it stated that the Prime Minister has instructed for the postponement.

The letter, signed by Dewan Rakyat secretary, Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin added that Deputy Speaker Datuk Rashid Hasnon has asked for the notification to be issued to all MPs.

On Friday it was reported that 11 Covid-19 cases were detected in Dewan Rakyat yesterday (July 29) with 10 through the Antigen Rapid Test Kit (RTK Ag) saliva test kit and one through reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT PCR) . 

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said as of 8pm yesterday, a total of 1,183 individuals underwent Covid-19 screening tests using the RTK Ag saliva-based self-test kit. 
 
“Of the total screened, nine cases tested positive making a total of 10 cases detected through RTK Ag saliva test kit. (One case in the afternoon, nine cases in the evening).
 
“Two of the 10 positive cases experienced mild but stable symptoms, while eight cases were asymptomatic. The Health Office will follow up further on them,” he said in a statement today.
 
The Health Ministry was informed on Thursday of two Covid-19 cases detected at the Parliament.
 
The government was expected to provide explanations on the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances on Monday.
 
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Thursday said all of the actions relating to the EOs revocation were conducted properly and in accordance with the Federal Constitution.
 
The statement was issued after the Palace, in a surprise move that shook the nation, announced that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong did not consent to the revocation of the six EOs, which were done without a debate in Parliament but through a Cabinet meeting on July 21. –TMR