KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today granted an audience to Senate president Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun at Istana Negara here.
Also in attendance were Senate deputy president Senator Datuk Seri Mohamad Ali Mohamad and both Deputy Speakers of Dewan Rakyat Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said and Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.
According to Mohd Rashid, the one-hour meeting which ended at around noon discussed mostly matters related to His Majesty’s view for Parliament to reconvene as soon as possible.
He said efforts were being done to uphold the King’s decree.
“We will see you soon (in Parliament), InsyaAllah, either in a normal or in a hybrid manner,” he told reporters after the audience.
In a joint statement last Friday, Rais and Azhar said a hybrid sitting of the Parliament can be expected at the end of August or in the first week of September at the latest.
Assuming that all legislative aspects could be resolved by end of July, a Special Parliament session will be convened in early August prior to the sitting.