Selangor Journal
A general view of the Dewan Rakyat during a session in Kuala Lumpur, on December 19, 2022. — Picture by REUTERS

Cyberbullying suicides, subsidised cooking oil among Parliament’s focus today

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — Suicides due to cyberbullying and the success of the Rakan Muda programmes are among the issues that will be discussed during the question and answer session at today’s Dewan Rakyat sitting.

According to the Order Paper on the Parliament website, Masjid Tanah MP Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin will ask the Communications and Digital Minister to state measures taken to prevent the misuse of social media to the extent that suicide cases have been reported as a result of cyberbullying on the TikTok platform.

Meanwhile, Bayan Baru lawmaker Sim Tze Tzin will ask the Youth and Sports Minister to state the successes of the Rakan Muda programmes to date and the way the programmes helped to unite communities and combat the 3R (race, religion and royalty) extremism within the country.

Also listed is a question from Titiwangsa MP Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani to the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister regarding the amount of subsidised cooking oil by the ministry each month and how much of this amount is distributed to the B40 households and micro-businesses.

Meanwhile, Alor Setar MP Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden will ask the Local Government Development Minister about the steps that have been taken to implement the recommendations by the Task Force on Private Housing and Abandoned Projects which was recently established.

The Dewan Rakyat will then resume debate on the Supply Bill 2024 at the committee level, which enters its final day.

This week marks the final week of the Dewan Rakyat’s session, which began on October 9 and ends on Thursday.

— Bernama

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