Arau MP to raise question of death penalty for drink driving during Parliament sitting


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: A lawmaker in Dewan Rakyat will be raising a question whether the death penalty would be among the penalties for those responsible for fatal drink driving accidents.

Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim intends to raised the question to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong during Oral Question Time in the House on Wednesday (July 15).

The senior Umno lawmaker also wanted to know if current laws would be amended to punish drunk drivers and those under the influence of drugs.

Dr Wee had previously said that there are proposals to amend the law to impose stiffer penalties for drink driving with the matter to be brought for Cabinet's approval this June.

Calls for stiffer penalties for the offence come following public outcry in the wake of recent spate of drinking driving accidents which resulted in injuries and deaths.

Under Section 45A (1) of the Road Transport Act, anyone found guilty of drink driving can be fined between RM1,000 and RM6,000 or jailed for up to 12 months.

For fatal accidents caused by drink driving, Section 44 of the Act provides for a maximum fine of RM10,000 and a jail term of up to 12 months.

Other question to be raised today includes effort to deal with the homeless during the Covid-19 movement control order period by Dungun MP Wan Hassan Mohd Ramli.

Jerantut MP Datuk Ahmad Nazlan Idris wants to know what is the total loss of income for the tourism industry due to the impact of Covid-19 on the nation's economy.

Lawmakers will also resume debates on the motion of thanks on the Royal Address which ends on July 29.

Among those taking part in the debates is Opposition leader Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who resumes his debate today.

Dewan Rakyat, which began on Monday (July 13), will sit for 25 days until Aug 27.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Parliament , dewan rakyat , drivers , drunk , alcohol , drugs

   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

55% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

Ismail Sabri: 785 detained for breaching SOPs including 250 who did not wear face masks on Sunday (Jan 17)
Covid-19: Cases up by 3,306, bringing total to 161,740 (updated daily)
Covid-19: 3,306 new cases, four fatalities bring death toll to 605
Hajiji: Sabah government committed to finding a solution to flooding in state
Six nabbed over JB grocery store robbery
Covid-19: Sarawak records 100 new cases, two deaths
EMCO in Kg Timbang Dayang in Kota Belud ends
Four nabbed in PJ for violating MCO
Navy rescues seven sailors in boat mishap off Sandakan
Seremban, Port Dickson to be under MCO from Jan 19-Feb 1

Stories You'll Enjoy