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Voter turnout drop, haj cost increase in Parliamentary discussion today

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 — The decrease in the voter turnout number and increase in carrying out the Hajj pilgrimage are among the issues to be discussed in Parliament today.

According to the Order Paper on the Parliament’s official website, Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kasim is scheduled to ask the Prime Minister why there has been a drop in voter turnout during the 13th, 14th and 15th general elections and the efforts made by the Election Commission to deal with the problem during the question-and-answer session.

There will also be a question from Batang Lupar MP Mohamad Shafizan Kepli to the Prime Minister on factors contributing to the increase in the cost of performing the Hajj, as well as its new requirements and eligibility.

Apart from that, Hulu Selangor MP Mohd Hasnizan Harun will ask the Defence Minister if the government plans to review the retirement after 21 years of service for members of the Malaysian Armed Forces, considering that they are still young and have familial commitments.

The question-and-answer session will then be followed by the debate on the Supply Bill 2024 at the committee level.

According to the Parliament’s calendar, the debate on the bill at the committee level will last 12 days until November 27. This Dewan Rakyat sitting, which began on October 9, runs for 32 days.

— Bernama

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