Aukus, civil servants refusing Covid-19 vaccines among issues to be raised in Dewan Rakyat Tuesday (Oct 12)

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  • Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Tuesday (Oct 12) is the last day of the Fourth Session of the 14th Parliament and the security pact between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia (Aukus) will be among the issues raised during Ministers' Question Time.

According to the Order Paper of the Dewan Rakyat, the status and rights of civil servants who do not want to be vaccinated will also be raised.

The question on Aukus will be raised by Mohd Nizar Zakaria (BN-Parit) who wants to know the government's stance, especially the Defence Ministry, on the issue of the trilateral security pact.

Datuk Dr Shahruddin Md Salleh (Pejuang-Sri Gading) will ask the Prime Minister on the status and rights of civil servants who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and whether the government will take legal action against them.

There will also be a question from Cha Kee Chin (PH-Rasah) on whether the government has plans to increase the number of constituencies or for a redelineation of electoral boundaries, after the large increase in the number of voters in the third quarter of 2021.

After Ministers' Question Time, the august House is scheduled to debate and pass the resolution pursuant to Clause (3) Article 150 of the Federal Constitution to annul the Emergency Ordinances.

According to the Order Paper of the Dewan Rakyat, the Prime Minister will propose the matter and the ordinances involved would include the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021, Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 and the Emergency (Employees Minimum Standards of Housing, Accommodation and Amenities (Amendment) 2021. - Bernama

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