Covid-19 preparedness, abolition of death penalty among issues to be raised in Parliament on Thursday (Aug 13)


KUALA LUMPUR: Help for Lebanon, Covid-19 preparedness, death penalty and luxury condominiums in the city are among issues to be raised in Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (Aug 13).

Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (PH-Kuala Selangor) will be asking Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba whether the ministry is logistically prepared in terms of equipment and manpower to deal with the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19 affecting the nation.

Dr Dzulkefly, who was former health minister, wants to know this in light of Malaysia reopening its borders recently.

Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen (PH-Bandar Kuching) wants Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to state if the government has plans to offer assistance to Lebanon following the recent deadly blast that killed at least 78 deaths and injuring 4,000.

Separately, Ramkarpal Singh (PH-Bukit Gelugor) will also be raising the issue of whether the government will abolish the death penalty for drug trafficking offences with Muhyiddin.

Ramkarpal wants to know if the government intends to amend the sentence for drug trafficking offences to allow the courts to impose a minimum jail term based on the facts of each case.

Meanwhile, Datuk Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus (PH-Hulu Langat) will be asking Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa on the status of unsold luxury condominiums in Kuala Lumpur and solution to this issue.

The Supply (Reallocation of Appropriated Expenditure) Bill 2020 for a sum of RM7.86bil is also slated for debates in Dewan Rakyat today.

The Perikatan Nasional Government is seeking to pass the Bill for the allocation following the setting up of the new Cabinet in March this year.

The Dewan Rakyat meeting began on July 13 and will convene till Aug 27.

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