KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQT), one of the pledges made by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in its election manifesto for the 14th general election, might see the light of day after all.
Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming said PMQT may begin as early as October.
He said there was “no absolute confirmation” on this, but he believed it would be implemented before the year ends.
“I believe when the time is right, it will be implemented. Just wait for the right time. I hope and I believe that the prime minister would be able to answer any questions confidently.
“I believe it can (be implemented) this year or latest during the next (Dewan Rakyat) session,” he told reporters when met at the Parliament lobby.
On June 24, Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the proposed PMQT was scrapped as the current Minister's Question Time on Tuesday and Thursday was sufficient for the time being.
The announcement met with some derision as opposition members of parliament said it was another one of the GE14 pledges that PH had failed to keep.