Opposition MPs stopped from marching to Parliament
Published on: Monday, August 02, 2021
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Anwar with other MPs and police personnel. - Anwar Ibrahim | Facebook
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and a group of lawmakers have been stopped by police from marching towards the Parliament, Monday.

Earlier, they gathered at Dataran Merdeka as the road to the Parliament was blocked by the police, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Led by Anwar, they then tried to march to the Parliament.

Among those present were former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng, Amanah President Mohamad Sabu, Warisan President Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, Upko President Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau, and Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

In his official Facebook page, Anwar claimed more than 106 Members of Parliament (MPs) were involved in Monday morning’s gathering.

He also reiterated his call for the resignation of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and his Cabinet.

According to a notice issued by Dewan Rakyat Secretary Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin to all Dewan Rakyat members dated Saturday, the Speaker’s Office was told by Muhyiddin to postpone the sitting in line with Dewan Rakyat Standing Order 11(3).

The notice said the postponement was in line with the proposal of the Health Director-General (Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah) as well as the current risk assessment carried out by the Health Ministry (MOH).

On Friday, Dr Noor Hisham, in a statement, said 11 positive Covid-19 cases were detected in Parliament when the sitting was in progress with 10 positive cases detected via antigen rapid test kit (RTK-Ag) using saliva, while another was tested via reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) screening.

The Special Meeting of the Third Session of the 14th Parliament was scheduled to take place for five days from July 26-29 and August 2 for Dewan Rakyat, while for Dewan Negara it is set for three days from August 3.


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