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PM Muhyiddin: Emergency Ordinances Will Be Debated In September Parliament Sitting

The announcement comes in line with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's decree.

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The government has agreed to table a motion to debate the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances in Parliament, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

In a statement today, 3 August, Muhyiddin said the process of the revocation of Emergency Ordinances — through the advice of the Cabinet to Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah — made on 23 July could not be completed.

"With the end of the proclamation of emergency on 1 August, based on the provisions of the Federal Constitution, the question of revoking the Emergency Ordinances by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong no longer arises," he said.

Therefore, a motion to debate the ordinances will be scheduled in a Parliament sitting in September

But first, he said the motion will also be discussed by the Cabinet tomorrow, 4 August.

The announcement comes in line with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's decree, to which Muhyiddin expressed hope will resolve the dispute over the revocation of Emergency Ordinances "in a harmonious and constitutional manner".

Read the Prime Minister's full statement here:

On 29 July, Istana Negara said the government's move to revoke the emergency ordinances had not received royal consent:

It was earlier announced that Parliament will be suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19 fears: