JOHOR BAHRU: The fourth session of the Johor state assembly, which begins today, will attract the attention of many as it is the first state assembly sitting to be held since the proclamation of the state of emergency.
Scheduled to be opened by Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, the sitting is also the first during the Covid-19 national recovery plan.
Following the sultan’s speech, the sitting will adjourn until Sunday.
The seven-day sitting is expected to hear the state government’s measures to restore the economy and to help those affected by the pandemic.
Johor is under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government with 29 seats in the state assembly, while the opposition has 27 seats.
Johor Umno has 14 seats, Bersatu 12, including the Gambir seat held by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, MIC two and PAS one.
The Pakatan Harapan opposition comprises DAP with 14 seats, PKR seven and Amanah six.
Assembly speaker Suhaizan Kaiat said that as of Aug 4, he had only received one motion, on the vaccination programme for the Johor people.
The last session of the assembly was held from Nov 26 to Dec 6 last year, during which the menteri besar tabled the 2021 state budget.-BERNAMA