It was the opening of the new session of Parliament, but even the King’s focus was on the prime minister who will step down office next month.
In the Royal Address, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin took note of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s achievements during his six-year tenure since November 2003.
However, the King expressed disappointment with certain quarters who play up racial issues both inside the House and elsewhere.
The SCC was first presented to Parliament in December 2007, but was withdrawn due to overwhelming protest.
Other Bills expected to be debated are the Witness Protection Bill, Judges' Ethics Committee Bill and the DNA Bill.