Upcoming Johor assembly to focus on vaccination, welfare issues, says rep

Permas assemblyman Datuk Seri Che Zakaria Mohd Salleh. -- starpix by REMAR NORDIN

JOHOR BARU: The coming state assembly will focus more on the welfare of the people and the general progress of the vaccination effort conducted by the state government, says Datuk Seri Che Zakaria Mohd Salleh.

The Permas assemblyman said that this is the perfect chance for all Johor assemblymen to bring up any issue regarding the matter so that they can be dealt with immediately.

"For example, in Permas alone, we have imam, bilal and committee members from six mosques that have not been vaccinated forcing them to close their doors to those who want to come and pray.

“Another issue is the flash flood difficulties in Pasir Gudang, which have occurred twice this year alone, so I hope that each assemblyman would bring up just issues that affect the people and keep politics out of it,” he said when met by reporters at his office in Taman Bukit Dahlia, here on Wednesday (July 28).

When asked if there will be a motion to withdraw support for Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad, Zakaria said that there will be no such suggestion and the focus will be on the issues of welfare.

“If we look at the federal level, there are no changes in power, even the Parliament's focus is more on the pandemic, so I think our coming assembly will also focus on similar issues,” he said.

He added that he will also be bringing up a motion to vaccinate all teachers in the state before the Education Ministry reopens the schools in September this year.

On June 23, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar gave consent for the state assembly to reconvene on Aug 12.

His Majesty is also expected to officiate the opening of the state assembly, which would be held at Bangunan Sultan Ismail at Kota Iskandar.

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