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Election of Speaker first on agenda for Dec 19 Dewan sitting
Published on: Thursday, December 01, 2022
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Election of Speaker first on agenda for Dec 19 Dewan sitting
Azhar Harun is the current Dewan Rakyat Speaker. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: The election of the Dewan Rakyat Speaker for the new Parliament term is first on the agenda when the lower house convenes for two days from Dec 19.

Azhar Harun is the current Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

In a notice to MPs, Dewan Rakyat secretary Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin said the next item  after the Speaker’s election is the swearing-in of the newly elected MPs.

The MPs will then vote on the appointment of the new deputy speakers.

It will be followed by a procedural motion for the inspector-general of police to ensure MPs were not hindered from going to and from Parliament, a motion of confidence in Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, as well as government bills and businesses.

Azhar was appointed the Dewan Rakyat Speaker in July 2020, with much furore in the lower house.

The former Election Commission chief was the Muhyiddin Yassin-led government’s sole candidate for the post after a motion for then speaker Ariff Yusof to vacate his post was passed.

Opposition MPs did not nominate anyone for the post in protest

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