PUTRAJAYA — The motion on the redelineation of electoral boundaries will be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat only and need not go to the Dewan Negara level, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said the motion which would be tabled by the Head of the Parliamentary Council only needed a simple majority which is 111 out of the 220 Members of Parliament.
Jelebu (Negeri Sembilan) MP Datuk Zainudin Ismail died in December last year and Paya Besar (Pahang) MP Datuk Seri Abdul Manan Ismail died last month.
“So I am confident the BN (Barisan Nasional) will get more than that as the coalition has 132 Members of Parliament.
“As soon as the motion is passed at the Dewan Rakyat and receives the assent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for gazetting, it becomes a motion and need not be taken to the Dewan Negara,”he said at the Luncheon Talk With Editors-in-Chief and Publication Permit Holders at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), here today.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Barisan Nasional Chief Whip. said the Dewan Rakyat will sit from March 5 to April 5 while Dewan Negara will begin sitting from April 16 to 30. -BERNAMA