Wednesday, November 29

Speaker says will be communicating with new PM on Dewan Rakyat sitting


Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof – Bernama file photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said he will be communicating with newly-appointed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on whether the Lower House’s sitting scheduled for March 9 will proceed or be postponed.

He said that he would be writing an official letter to the prime minister on the matter today.

“Tomorrow (today), I will be writing to the PM to seek further information as to when when the Dewan 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 8th Prime Minister 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 the Pakatan Harapan government last Monday. — Bernama