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The Parliament logo at the Malaysian Parliament, Kuala Lumpur. — Picture by BERNAMA

Tackling public fund leakage among focus at Parliament on Monday

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The government’s tackling of leakages in public funds, highlighted in the 2020 and 2021 Auditor-General’s Report (LKAN), and strengthening the rights and position of Syariah courts are among the issues that will be discussed in Parliament today.

According to the Order Paper on the Parliament website, Taiping MP Wong Kah Woh will be putting forward questions on the issue of funds leakage and criticisms raised in LKAN to the Prime Minister in the question and answer session.

At the same session, Sik MP Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman will ask the Prime Minister about efforts to strengthen the rights and position of Syariah courts as enshrined in the Constitution as well as to expand their functions to uplift the Syariah law in the country.

In addition, Baling MP Hassan Saad will ask the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister about the government’s efforts to control the prices of essentials such as sugar, rice and other necessities, which are currently posing a burden on the people.

Klang MP V. Ganabatirau will also direct a question to the Local Government Development Minister on the new policy of a more comprehensive involvement of Members of Parliament in standardising local policies in their respective areas.

Meanwhile, Tebrau MP Jimmy Puah Wee Tse will be asking the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation about its efforts to expand the use of internet services through Starlink by launching Malaysia’s own satellite.

Once the session is completed, there will be a policy-level winding-up session by each ministry for the 2024 Supply Bill.

The winding-up session will be for four days starting today, followed by a 12-day debate on the bill for the committee level beginning November 6.

The current Parliament sitting will be in session for 32 days from October 9 to November 30.

— Bernama

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