What's On Agenda When Dewan Rakyat Meets?

The Dewan Rakyat will meet for two days, 19 and 20 December.

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The first session of the 15th Parliament will commence with the meeting of the Dewan Rakyat for two days on 19 and 20 December

The first order of business will be the election of the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, according to the invitation sent to members of parliament (MPs) earlier today, 1 December, reported New Straits Times.

Current Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun was appointed in July 2020 after the collapse of the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, and amid much furore.

The election of the new Speaker will see Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's majority tested.

The next item on the agenda is the swearing-in of new MPs

In the invitation, Dewan Rakyat secretary Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin stated that the MPs will then vote on the new deputy speakers of the Dewan Rakyat.

Following this, there will be a procedural motion for the Inspector-General of Police to ensure MPs are not hindered from going to and from Parliament, reported Free Malaysia Today.

The motion of confidence for Anwar is the eighth item on the agenda

According to Malaysiakini, the tabling of the motion of confidence on the 10th Prime Minister — who has been appointed to lead a unity government or a grand coalition to end the political impasse — will likely happen on day one itself as the swearing-in ceremony is expected to last no more than three hours.

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The opposition leader's seat in Parliament will likely be taken up by Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairperson Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as he is the coalition leader.

Among the next agenda items are government bills and business

The government is expected to table a mini-budget for civil service emoluments.

Meanwhile, Anwar is expected to announce his Cabinet soon:

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