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S'wak assembly's term extended during emergency - speaker

The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly, whose term is scheduled to end today, will continue to function until Aug 1, 2021 by virtue of the declaration of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021, speaker Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said today.

He said pursuant to Article 21(3) of the Sarawak State Constitution, the tenure of the state assembly would end today, but this provision has been temporarily suspended because it is superseded by the Emergency Ordinance 2021 promulgated by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“Today (June 6) is the last day of the term of the 18th Sarawak State Legislative Assembly. By tomorrow...

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