Parliament to start winding up debates on 12MP on Tuesday (Oct 5)


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The winding up of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) in the Dewan Rakyat by ministries will begin on Tuesday (Oct 5) after five-year plan (from 2021 to 2025) was debated over four days.

A total of 106 Members of Parliament from the government and Opposition blocs took part in the debate on the12MP after it was tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Sept 27.

Among the issues raised by the MPs during the four-day debate which began last Sept 28 were health, Covid-19 vaccine, development of Sabah and Sarawak, poverty, post-Covid-19 impact and the country's water supply management.

Based on the Parliament calendar of the First Meeting of the Fourth Session of the 14th Parliament, the winding-up of the 12MP is scheduled until Thursday.

According to the Order Paper of the Dewan Rakyat, Tuesday's sitting will begin with Question Time, with questions posed to the Prime Minister on the direction taken by the government to improve the country's energy security.

There will also be questions for the Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister if it intends to set a ceiling on commission for room sales through online travel agents and the National Unity Minister on the role of the Perpaduan kindergartens in fostering values on unity in a plural society.

During the oral question and answer session, Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (Bersatu-Sabak Bernam) will pose a question to Higher Education Minister on the marketability of graduates during the Covid-19 pandemic and measures taken to provide graduates who are competitive in the job market.

There will also a question by Datuk Mohd Salim Sharif (BN-Jempol) to the Education Minister on the effectiveness of the Home-based Learning and Teaching (PdPR) session module.

The current Dewan Rakyat sitting is for 17 days until Oct 12. – Bernama

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