KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — The special sitting of the Dewan Rakyat today began with Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun calling for all party leaders to decide on the attendance of their representatives in the august hall even though no limit has been set so far.
He also asked party leaders to rotate the attendance of their representatives every hour to prevent the risk of Covid-19 infection.
“Currently, there is no attendance limit in the hall and the sitting will be held until 5.30pm. However, I request the cooperation of all party leaders to rotate the attendance of their representatives every hour,” he said.
He explained that the decision was made during the Parliamentary Committee meeting last Friday, adding that it was still considering the number of attendance and the duration of the meeting.
At the same time, Azhar confirmed that two Members of Parliament (MPs) have tested positive for Covid-19 and at least five others were under quarantine for being close contacts. — Bernama