MP SPEAKS | Why wait for July Parliament sitting to table Covid-19 bills?

Liew Vui Keong

Modified 22 May 2020, 8:49 am

MP SPEAKS | I refer to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Takiyuddin Hassan’s Bicara Naratif interview on TV1 titled “Mengimbau Sidang Parlimen” dated May 18 where he spoke on several issues relating to the one-day Dewan Rakyat sitting on May 18.

One revelation by the minister during the interview is indeed truly puzzling and warrants the brunt of further scrutiny.

This being that the government would undertake an “unprecedented” move to amend existing acts and introduce new bills to better suit the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic currently faced by the country.

But this unelected backdoor government will only table these bills in the July sitting, after five months of the pandemic in the country.

Though I am glad that the de facto law minister (photo) has at last after some two long months in office finally understood the gravity and complexity of the legal intricacies surrounding this Covid-19 pandemic, I am still unsure if he understands entirely the urgency for these legal matters to be resolved by Parliament.

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