Umno facing a deep slit, Parliament to reconvene on July 26: Malaysia


Malaysia’s Parliament will return on July 26, fulfilling Umno president Zahid Hamidi’s deadline of Monday (July 5) for the administration to designate a date for the federal legislature to assemble.
Senior Umno members have sent harsh warnings to Zahid about his plan to pull support from the beleaguered Muhyiddin administration.
The Prime Minister’s Office announced on Monday that the Lower House would assemble for five days from July 26 to August 2, the first time since December. Even as Umno’s supreme council met on Monday afternoon, this should help to calm tensions.
However, the session will merely adopt changes to allow for future hybrid sessions. At the same time, emergency proclamations and ordinances will be “presented before both Houses of Parliament,” raising the possibility that the administration would sidestep meaningful debate.
In a rarely seen show of insubordination in the nation’s most significant political outfit, at least three long-serving Umno Members of Parliament have warned that withdrawal of support is contrary to a resolution of the party’s general assembly and could have legal ramifications.
Annuar Musa, Minister of Federal Territories, said on Friday that the general assembly had previously voted in March to “stay with the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration until Parliament is dissolved.”


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