All Eyes on Parliament

Following the recent proclamation by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Conference of Rulers, the issues on the call for an immediate reconvening of Parliament has been making headlines.


As seen in COVID-19 MY topic’s word cloud, phrases such as Malay Rulers, ‘Istana Negara’ and ‘persidangan parlimen’ have been heavily associated with the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia.



Previously, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin have announced that Parliament may reopen during the third phase of the national recovery plan which will most likely happen in September or October.


Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Takiyuddin Hassan stated that he is aware of the proclamation, but the King did not explicitly mention a date for when Parliament should reconvene.


Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun have also recently said that the PM’s plan to reopen Parliament around September or October seems rational and he had the right to set the date as he deems fit.



Looking at the news sentiments for the Parliament topic, positive and neutral news title sentiments have surged following the King’s proclamation.


Earlier on, there were more negative news title sentiments after the announcement on the National Recovery Plan, as the Opposition fired against the government’s decision to set the reopening of Parliament in September.


Although positive and neutral sentiments are now leading the way, negative news title sentiments seem to be increasing today.



Aside from that, Muhyiddin Yassin has recently taken over the Parliament narration from Takiyuddin Hassan after the King’s proclamation.


However, Takiyuddin Hassan was still among the top influencers, and exceeded the statements made by the Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin.