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King: Parliament sessions can be held during State of Emergency

KUALA LUMPUR: The King is of the view that Parliament sessions can be held during the State of Emergency.

In a statement today, Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah believes that Parliament sitting can be held on a date suitable to the King upon advice from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

This is mentioned in Sub Paragraph 14(1)(b) of Emergency Ordinance (Necessary Powers) 2021 that parliament can be called, prorogated and dissolved on a date suitable to the King upon advice from the prime minister.

Hence, reactions from parties that the State of Emergency prohibits Parliament sessions from being held is wrong.

Source: New Straits Times

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