Parliament committed, ready to reconvene as requested by King – Parliament Heads

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 – Both the President of Dewan Negara and Speaker of Dewan Rakyat (Houses of Parliament) in a joint statement today said the Parliament was committed and ready to reconvene as had been requested by the King, Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun and Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Rais Yatim who had an audience with the King on Tuesday, said they had conveyed the view of the King to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that the Parliament must meet before the Emergency expires in August.

In a statement published on the Parliament’s official website, both the Parliament leaders said that a suggestion has been also made to the prime minister to hold a special sitting before August 1 in accordance with the existing legal provisions.