Parliament to reopen before Aug 1

By S. Harrish

AFTER being told by the King three times to reconvene Parliament as soon as possible, the government has finally decided to do so before the Emergency ends on Aug 1.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said in a statement that details on the reopening of Parliament will be finalised during next week’s Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

“The Federal Government has always upheld the views of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in all matters relating to the governance of the country, including in relation to the parliamentary session.

“In this regard, the Prime Minister as the Head of the Parliament has decided to convene a Parliament sitting as soon as possible before Aug 1. This matter will be finalised in the Cabinet meeting on July 7,” he said.