Accidents involving wrong-way drivers among issues to be raised in Dewan Rakyat Tuesday (Sept 28)

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The statistics of road accidents involving the offence of driving in the wrong direction as well as measures taken by the government to curb it will be among the issues to be discussed at the Dewan Rakyat sitting Tuesday (Sept 28).

According to the Order Paper of the Dewan Rakyat, the matter will be raised during Ministers' Question Time by Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh (PH-Ledang), who will pose the question to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Dr Wee had earlier said he was ready to reply to Syed Ibrahim's question in an Instagram post.

Focus will also be on Datuk Dr Xavier Jayakumar’s question to the Health Minister on the government’s measures to address the shortage of medical specialists in government hospitals as well as actions taken to absorb contract doctors into permanent positions.

Meanwhile, other issues that will be discussed are poverty among the Orang Asli community and the government’s efforts to improve their standard of living, which will be raised by Datuk Ahmad Nazlan Idris (BN-Jerantut).

Also expected to capture lawmakers’ attention is the Temporary Measures for Government Financing (Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)) (Amendment) Bill 2021, which will be tabled by the Finance Ministry for first reading.

The sitting will then be continued with the debate on the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Monday (Sept 27).

The meeting of the Fourth Session of the 14th Parliament is the first under the government led by Ismail Sabri and it will sit for 17 days, until Oct 12. - Bernama

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