PM Muhyiddin: Monday's Parliament Sitting Has Been Postponed Due To High Risk Of COVID-19

A new date for the sitting will be announced later.

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The special parliamentary sitting which was set to resume on Monday, 2 August, has now been postponed to a later date yet to be determined

In a letter addressed to the members of Parliament (MPs), the Dewan Rakyat secretary's office stated that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has instructed for the postponement.

The letter stated that the postponement is in line with a suggestion from Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and a risk assessment by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

As per the letter, MOH found that Parliament was at high risk of COVID-19.

The sitting began on 26 July and would have ended on 2 August

On Thursday, 29 July, at around 3.30pm, Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon announced a lockdown in the Parliament building after two personnel were found to be COVID-19 positive.

A total of 11 COVID-19 cases were detected in Parliament on Thursday:

This comes after the third session of the 14th Parliament on 29 July was adjourned several times amidst a statement from Istana Negera:

Meanwhile, the emergency in Sarawak has been extended until 2 February 2022 to prevent the state elections amidst the pandemic:

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