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Opposition Leader slams Pakatan MPs for short of quorum again in Dewan Rakyat

Published on 17 Oct 2019 6:30:15 PM

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob suggested to the Pakatan government to just dissolve the Parliament if they are not interested in attending the Dewan Rakyat proceedings.

Ismail Sabri, who is Bera MP, said that on Thursday, adding that it is disappointing to see the poor attendance since Monday, noting that the proceeding is important as the lawmakers should debate about Budget 2020.

On Thursday, the Dewan Rakyat rang the bell for a minute at about 4pm due to a lack of quorum.

Under Standing Orders 13, there must be at least 26 MPs in the 222-seat Dewan to allow proceedings to be held.