DUN sitting on May 11 still on, says deputy speaker

The Sarawak Legislative Assembly complex.

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, April 24: The one-day State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting scheduled on May 11 will proceed despite the date falling on the second last day of the extended movement control order.

“For now, we will stick with May 11, as we have to follow our Constitution, in which we must have our sitting very six months,” deputy speaker Datuk Gerawat Gala told DayakDaily when contacted.

The last Sarawak DUN sitting was held on Nov 4-13, last year.

The state assembly sitting was initially scheduled for April 14, before it was postponed to April 16 amid the restricted movement order.

On May 10, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg told a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia that the state must hold its DUN sitting by May 21 to comply with the state Constitution.

Gerawat said other states such as those in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah have held their sitting even during the MCO.

On a related note, the Mulu lawmaker reiterated that as of now, the agenda of the sitting has yet to be finalised.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the third extended MCO to May 12 in a special address to the nation yesterday. — DayakDaily