Opposition reps press for Parliament to reconvene

Many parts of the country are under MCO 2.0 and the state of emergency to tackle Covid-19 is in place until August 1. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, February 23, 2021.

OPPOSITION lawmakers on the emergency committee to advise Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the Covid-19 situation in the country said they pushed to lift Parliament’s suspension at their first meeting last Thursday.

The three members of parliament – Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (Kulim-Bandar Bharu), Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (Kuala Selangor) and Anthony Loke (Seremban) – said in a statement Parliament could convene even during the emergency as long as it complied with all the standard operating procedure set by the Health Ministry.

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