Malaysian Parliament's first sitting in 2021 leaves little room for debate

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah speaking at the 14th parliamentary session in Kuala Lumpur on May 18, 2020. PHOTO: AFP
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Parliament met for the first time this year on Monday (July 26), amid growing scepticism that the five-day special sitting will yield any substantial debates regarding the country's health crisis or ailing economy.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin earlier this month agreed to convene Parliament after pressure from the King, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, as the Covid-19 pandemic situation worsened.

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