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KUALA LUMPUR: Almost half of the 64 motions during the current Dewan Rakyat meeting are related to confidence on Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s (pic) leadership.
A total of 27 motions were listed in Parliament’s Order Paper, of which 25 were against Muhyiddin’s continued support in the August hall with two expressing support.
Of the 25 motions of no confidence, 11 were from Parti Amanah Negara, five independents who were formerly with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, seven from Parti Warisan Sabah and one each from PKR and DAP.
The two motions of confidence came from an Umno and PAS lawmaker.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun had previously clarified that he would accept the motions but they would be subjected to procedures under the Standing Orders.
He cited Standing Order 15 that states, and dictated by precedent, that government bills and matters take priority over private members bills.
On Oct 25, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, in deciding that there was no need to declare a state of emergency in the country, also reminded politicians to immediately put a stop to all forms of politicking.
Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah said that was no need for MPs to continue their irresponsible actions that could disrupt the stability of the existing government amidst the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, a total of 13 lawmakers will be raising question during Oral Question Time on the first day of Dewan Rakyat sitting on issues surrounding Covid-19 pandemic.
Among them is Datuk Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (Bersatu-Sabak Bernam) who wants to know the impact of the pandemic on the economy, especially to individuals, households and businesses.
Fong Kui Lun (DAP-Bukit Bintang) to what is being done to curb the spread of the third-wave of Covid-19 and what long term measures are in place to deal with its effects on the nation and rakyat.
Datuk Johari Abdul (PKR-Sungai Petani) wants to know what is being done to assist the youth whose businesses have been badly affected by the pandemic.
Dewan Rakyat, which will meet for 27 days from Nov 2 to Dec 10, will also see Budget 2021 tabled this coming Friday. (Nov 6).