KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The Ministers’ Question Time (MQT) is set to take up half an hour of every Tuesday and Thursday during Parliament meetings to allow MPs to pose questions to the government on any issue.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, after the simulation exercise of the MQT yesterday, told the press that the MQT will be held before the Question and Answer Session of a sitting.
“To be implemented at the sitting on October 17, Ministers’ Question Time will be from 10am to 10.30am,” he was quoted saying by English language daily The Star.
According to the report, questions during the MQT will be limited to one minute to be asked by an MP, while the minister concerned will be given three minutes to answer, which is followed by an additional 30 seconds for additional question, which the minister must answer within two minutes and 30 seconds.
Pandikar said questions for the MQT only need to be submitted a day before the sitting, compared to the Question and Answer Session which requires questions to be submitted 10 days in advance. Read more