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1st Parliament Sitting Under New Government Has Been Postponed To May 18

A vote of no-confidence was expected to be tabled against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Cover image via Malay Mail & Berita Harian

The Parliament meeting that was initially scheduled for 9 March will now instead reconvene on 18 May, said Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof

Mohammad Ariff told Berita Harian that he had received a letter from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin last night, regarding the new date for the Parliament sitting.

"I received a letter last night, a press statement will be released by the Parliament this morning," he told the Malay daily today, 4 March.

"There will be no sitting on 9 March. The new date for the Parliament's opening ceremony is on 18 May."

Image via Malay Mail

The earlier planned sitting on 9 March was anticipated by Pakatan Harapan

The Pakatan Harapan coalition, which was overthrown in a political manoeuvre last week, was said to be expecting to table a vote of no-confidence against the newly appointed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

However, according to Malaysiakini, sources already indicated that the earlier planned sitting from 9 March to 16 April would be postponed, as Muhyiddin has yet to appoint his new Cabinet.

"Questions for this Parliament sitting were submitted earlier so time is needed to alter the order paper and also the questions will now be answered by new Cabinet ministers," said the source.

After a week of political turmoil since #LangkahSheraton, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin came out on top, forming the new coalition government, Perikatan Nasional:

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