PH’s plans scuppered? Parliament set to convene on May 18

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KUCHING, March 4: Parliament will convene on May 18, instead of March 9.

According to Berita Harian, Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof has received a letter requesting for the date to be set on May 18.

“I received the letter last night. The press statement will be released this morning.

“No meeting on March 9. The new date for the opening ceremony of Parliament is May 18,” he was quoted as saying by Berita Harian.

Pakatan Harapan has been hoping that Parliament will convene on March 9 where the coalition now comprising Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Democratic Action Party (DAP) and the remnants of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) may be able to regain power by mounting a non-confidence vote against Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

It is speculated that the two months will allow Muhyiddin ample time to set a firm foundation for his administration and at the same time, continue to strengthen and widen his support base within Parliament. — DayakDaily