KUALA LUMPUR: MPs will now recite the Rukun Negara at the opening of each parliamentary session every year, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Johari Abdul.
Johari said MPs would recite the preamble and five principles of the Rukun Negara, following a request by national unity minister Aaron Ago Dagang.
“I brought the (minister’s) proposal to the parliamentary committee on nation-building, education and human resources development, as well as the standing orders committee for their consideration.
“Both committees have agreed to implement reciting the Rukun Negara in the Dewan Rakyat. Therefore, the Rukun Negara will be recited at the opening of every Dewan Rakyat session, namely on the second day of the first meeting of each session,” he said.
According to the Parliament website, a parliamentary session refers to “the period between the opening of Parliament until the end of the sitting each year”.
Johari also said 213 MPs and six senators had already undergone health check-ups, with nine MPs yet to do so.
“I will display the names of those who have yet to undergo health check-ups on Dec 1,” he added.