DEWAN Rakyat speaker Azhar Azizan Harun says he will discuss the opening date of the 15th parliament session with Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim soon.
He said he expected the first session of parliament after the formation of the new government to be held next month.
“I think the main concern now is for the tabling of the mini budget to ensure the country’s operations for January 2023 runs smoothly, so it (the sitting) needs to be held before the new year,” he said.
He said this after Anwar took the oath of office as the 10th prime minister at Istana Negara today.
Former prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was reported to have said that a special parliament session needed to be held to table a budget to pay the salary of civil servants before December 31.
Budget 2023 was tabled on October 7 by then finance minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz with a total allocation of RM372.3 billion. Parliament was dissolved three days later to make way for the general election. – Bernama, November 24, 2022.