The upcoming four-day state legislative assembly (DUN) meeting will see three absences out of 59 assembly members (ADUNs).
According to State Assembly Speaker, Dato’ Mohammad Zahir Abdul Khalid, they were disallowed from attending the meeting as advised and instructed by the state-level National Security Council (MKN) along with the Ministry of Health (MOH).
“One of the ADUNs had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and thus, is awaiting further instructions from MOH.
“Another was traced as a close contact to an existing case and is undergoing quarantine at home.
“The last one has yet to receive vaccination and I’ve personally informed him that he won’t be able to participate in the meeting, to which he didn’t object.”
He told the media during a conference at the state secretariat building today (August 23), adding that he’ll reveal the identities of the ADUNs mentioned on the first day of the meeting.
The meeting is scheduled to commence on August 25 to 27 and resume on August 30.
Members involved in the meeting will be divided into five areas, whereby the main hall will comprise 39 ADUNs (and Mohammad Zahir as the Speaker) and the remaining are to be placed in four other meeting rooms.
Mohammad Zahir also mentioned that a new DUN secretary and a deputy were sworn in at his office today to perform temporary duties for the duration of the meeting.
“This is due to the existing secretary and deputy having tested positive for the virus.
“There are also several other officials who came into close contact with COVID-19 patients,” he elaborated.
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