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LIVE | I tried to convince Dr M against resigning, says Agong

Malaysiakini Team

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Modified 18 May 2020, 8:40 am
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LIVE | Malaysiakini brings you live reports and streaming on the one-day Dewan Rakyat sitting from the entrance to the Parliament House.

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SALIENT POINTS

  • Journalist faints, probably due to hot weather
  • King, Muhyiddin leave Parliament
  • King wants new gov't to continue battling corruption
  • King touches on political crisis, tried to convince Dr M against resigning
  • King: We are at war with Covid-19
  • Anwar takes first seat in opposition bench, Dr M in the centre
  • Unusual sitting arrangement
  • Keep off the road - police warns reporters of arrest

This concludes Malaysiakini's live coverage of the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.

The sitting lasted less than two hours as there was no debate.

The royal address was the only agenda during the one-day sitting.


Journalist faints, probably due to hot weather

11.20am - A journalist from Kwong Wah Yit Poh, Tan Zhi Wei, faints while covering the event outside the Parliament main gate.

He regains consciousness after the media members and cops attend to him. The ambulance arrives soon after.

Tan is seen heading to his car with colleagues accompanying him.

The 31-year-old journalist says he fainted probably due to the hot weather and has not taken his breakfast this morning.


King, Muhyiddin leave Parliament

11.10am - Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah Ahmad Shah leaves Parliament after giving his opening royal address.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin waves and smiles while passing through the main gate.

Five minutes later, former premier and Pekan MP Najib Abdul Razak leaves and is followed by Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar who tells the media members to take care and keep social distancing.

Port Dickson MP Anwar Ibrahim, who is the new opposition leader, gives the thumbs up, while former premier and Langkawi MP Mahathir Mohamad is also seen leaving the House.


King ends speech with 'don't create another political crisis' advice

11.00am - Returning to the political crisis, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong tells lawmakers not to drag the nation into...

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