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Selangor assembly to sit in August if sultan grants consent, says speaker

Ng Suee Lim says the matter was discussed with the menteri besar, and the proposed date will be presented to the sultan soon.

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Selangor state legislative assembly speaker Ng Suee Lim will seek the consent of the Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah to convene the assembly sitting in August.

Ng said the assembly would send a letter to Sultan Sharafuddin, soon after holding a discussion on the opening of the assembly with Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari yesterday.

“We discussed the matter with the menteri besar yesterday. The proposed date which we have set will be presented to the Sultan of Selangor soon.

“If our proposal to hold the assembly sitting during the ongoing emergency receives the consent of the sultan, the menteri besar will send a letter to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to seek His Majesty’s consent for approval to hold a special state assembly session,” he said when contacted Bernama.

Ng said among the main issues to be discussed if the Selangor state assembly is allowed to convene are that of infection and the fight against Covid-19 as well as the development of the state which will be highlighted by the menteri besar.

The media reported that the Malay rulers who attended a meeting at Istana Negara on Wednesday supported and shared the view of Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah that Parliament reconvene at the earliest opportunity.

The Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, said at the state level, the rulers also took the stand that state legislative assemblies be allowed to convene as soon as possible.

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