By Kurniawati Kamarudin
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- With 90 new Members of Parliament making their debut at the Dewan Rakyat on Monday - the biggest ever number of new faces in the nation's parliamentary history - a great deal of excitement will be in the air as the brand new 'Yang Berhormats' feel their way and try to make their mark in the august House.
The opening of the 14th Parliament will also be a historic moment because for the first time in 60 years Barisan Nasional will sit on the opposition bench having been unseated by Pakatan Harapan in the 14th General Election on May 9.
All eyes will be on the PH MPs, who are the voice of the new Malaysia, as the people are eager to see their elected representatives in action in the Dewan Rakyat.
PROCEEDINGS TO START WITH APPOINTMENT OF SPEAKER
The first meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament will run for 20 days between July 16 and Aug 16. The proceedings on the first day will begin with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tabling the first motion for the election of the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, whose identity has yet to be revealed.
Over the last three weeks, several names had cropped up as possible candidates for the post, including retired judge Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof who is being seen as the most qualified person for the crucial post.
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