Sunday, June 20, 2021

Dewan Rakyat Speaker

Responsibilities of all MPs remain the same during emergency

KUALA LUMPUR: The position and responsibilities of all Members of Parliament as elected representatives will remain the same during the Proclamation of Emergency period, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun. He said in a statement that this was...

MPs under home quarantine need to wear PPE to Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: Three Members of Parliament placed under the Home Surveillance Order (HSO) could attend the Dewan Rakyat sitting, here, today by strictly adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOP) including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Dewan Rakyat Speaker, Datuk...

Decision on 80 MPs in Parliament does not contravene Federal Constitution

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision to allow only 80 MPs to attend Dewan Rakyat per sitting, remains the hot topic of discussion at the Dewan Rakyat today, prompting the Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun to once again stressed that the...

Another term as Speaker for Asfia

KUCHING: Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar’s tenure as Speaker of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) has been extended for another three years. He took his oath before Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud at...

Setting up of nine parliamentary select committees proposed

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun today proposed the setting up of nine select committees in the effort to empower Parliament. Tabling the minutes of the House Committee of the Dewan Rakyat in accordance with Standing Order...

MPs told to put aside political differences, unite to curb Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: The first day of the Third Meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament sitting began today with Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun advising all members of Parliament (MP) to set aside political differences...

MPs appalled by attack on new Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUCHING: A group of MPs expressed their amusement at the Opposition’s double standard in questioning the manner in which the new Dewan Rakyat Speaker was appointed. In a statement, they said that the allegations against Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun’s credentials...

MPs warned against using seditious, racist, sexist remarks throughout sitting

KUALA LUMPUR: All members of Parliament (MPs) have been warned against using seditious, racist, rude, and sexist remarks throughout the Dewan Rakyat sitting. Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun, who was presiding over the House this morning, said that he and...

Beyond a reasonable doubt

The collection of taxes which are not beyond reasonable doubt absolutely required, which do not contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalised larceny.— Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President Policymakers coin such cute phrases and expect to...

The opposition hasn’t lost a step

Every legislative limitation upon utterance, however valid, may in a particular case serve as an inroad upon the freedom of speech which the Constitution protects.— Stanley F. Reed, ex-US Supreme Court Justice If there is one sport that I can...
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