Parliament Halted Temporarily Due To Lack of Quorum
Under Standing Order 13, there must be at least 26 MPs in the 222-seat Dewan to allow proceedings to be held.
While the bell rang, several MPs were seen entering the hall, and proceedings resumed shortly after.
Opposition chief whip Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri described it as an “unfortunate incident”, and said the government should dissolve Parliament if they were no longer interested.
He told reporters at the Parliament lobby that this “trend” began on Monday, the week after the 2020 Budget was tabled.
“This is their (the government’s) budget, but not even the finance minister or his deputy are present to listen to the debates.
“It is as if Pakatan Harapan MPs and ministers are not interested.
“If you’re not interested anymore, dissolve Parliament and let the people vote in MPs who are willing to listen to the debates,” he added.
Dr M chides MPs for being absent from Dewan Rakyat sitting
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today questioned the professionalism of some members of parliament who had been absent from the parliamentary sessions.
“We would talk to the MPs. This is the second time there is not enough quorum (in this sitting), we will have to talk to the MPs.
“They were anxious to become candidates before the elections, but after they were elected, they don’t seem to be very serious about serving the people.
“There are many other ways to express their views. If they don’t like me they can say so openly.
“I’m open to criticisms. When we become a leader we must expect this,
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