Malaysian Parliament to convene on July 26

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Kuala Lumpur, July 5 : Malaysia’s lower house of parliament is set to reconvene from July 26 for a five-day sitting after it was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year, the government said on Monday.

The sitting will explain the national recovery plan and make necessary amendments to allow for hybrid sessions, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Other items on the agenda include the Covid-19 situation in the country and the current state of emergency declared in January, following which Parliament and also the state assemblies have been suspended, reports Xinhua news agency.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had sought and received the consent of King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to declare a state of emergency on January 12 in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic.

Sultan Abdullah on June 16 had called for the country’s Parliament to reconvene as soon as possible.

IANS / AGENCY

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