By Mustakim Ramli
GOMBAK, June 21 — The Selangor State Legislative Assembly is expected to reconvene earliest by the third week of August, says its Menteri Besar.
Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said precautionary measures have to be taken with the guideline on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) currently in discussion.
“I have requested for the Speaker to make necessary preparations such as outlining the SOPs and once it is ready we will present it to His Royal Highness,” said Amirudin in reference to Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.
“It has only been a couple of days and the Speaker is making the necessary arrangements,” he said when met at the Covid-19 mass screening at Dewan Beringin Seri Gombak, here yesterday.
Amirudin said should the state government intend to reopen the state legislative assembly during the state of emergency, it would require the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
On June 16, the King, after chairing a special meeting of Malay Rulers at Istana Negara, had called for the Parliament to be reconvened as soon as possible.
The Malay Rulers in a joint statement had also expressed the view that the state of emergency need not be extended beyond August 1.