Gunn Jorid Roset, the Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia attended the opening ceremony of the second term of the 14th Parliament of Malaysia on Monday, 11 March 2019.
“The Embassy wishes all the honorable members of parliament a good and fruitful session.” Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur wrote on its Facebook page.
The ceremony commenced at 10 am. with an official speech from Malaysia’s King, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong accompanied by the Queen, The Raja Permaisuri Agong.
This speech was the Monarch’s first speech according to Bernama, Malaysian National News Agency, since the King was appointed as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 31 January 2019.
The King’s speech at Dewan Rakyat mentioned Malaysia’s current issues relating to anti-corruption, economic and democratic reforms, justice and delivering welfare to the people. The King also stressed that the responsibilities of the members of Parliament are to serve and represent the people of Malaysia.
After the Parliament’s session was opened, it will run for 20 days till April 11, 2019 and various significant issues such as the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and the government’s move to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to return the original rights of Sabah and Sarawak will be discussed during the session.