By ASILA JALIL / Pic by TMR FILE PIX
The upcoming Dewan Rakyat sitting has been postponed by a week and will commence on Sep 13, 2021 until Oct 12, 2021.
The meeting was previously scheduled to convene next Monday and was supposed to sit until September 30.
“In line with Dewan Rakyat Standing Order 11 (2), I would like to inform that the first meeting of the fourth term for the 14th parliament session that was scheduled for Monday, September 6 until Thursday, September 30 has been postponed to Monday September 13, until Thursday October 12, 2021,” said the Dewan Rakyat secretary Dr Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin in a notice on Monday.
The sitting which will be for 17 days will kick off with the King’s royal address on Monday.
The upcoming meeting also includes debates on the 12th Malaysia Plan which will be held for five days.
All 69 Cabinet members under Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob administration was sworn in before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sulan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara on Monday.
Ismail Sabri however, was unable to attend the ceremony as he had to undergo self-quarantine for having been a close contact of a Covid-19 patient. He is currently undergoing a mandatory self-quarantine.
The new Cabinet line-up comprises 31 ministers and 38 deputy ministers.
Ismail Sabri was sworn in as the country’s ninth Prime Minister on Aug 20, replacing Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who resigned on Aug 16.
Two days prior to his appointment, the King decreed that the new PM needed to prove his legitimacy and majority support through a motion of confidence in the Parliament as soon as possible.
“In this regard, His Royal Highness, as the Supreme Head of the Federation, will try his best to fulfil the responsibilities of a Constitutional monarchy according to the supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law,” Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said in a statement previously.