Rising price of goods under spotlight in Dewan Rakyat today

Rising price of goods under spotlight in Dewan Rakyat today

A view of the Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur March 19, 2021. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 — The issues related to the rising prices of basic necessities faced by the people are among the highlights of the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.

According to the Order Paper, the matter will be raised during the Minister’s Question Time by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PH-Port Dickson).

He is scheduled to ask the Prime Minister about the immediate action and effective measures to be taken by the National Action Council on Cost of Living in the short, medium and long term to address the the issue.

There will be also a question from Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman (PAS-Kuala Krai) to the Prime Minister on the action taken by the government so that Muslims in the country are not left behind in the Malaysian Family concept which was launched on Oct 23.

Abdul Latiff also wanted to know whether the concept would also help Muslim entrepreneurs who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Sivakumar Varatharaju Naidu (PH-Batu Gajah) will be asking the National Unity Minister on the standard operating procedure (SOP) drafted for the Thaipusam Day celebration on Jan 18, next year to enable temples involved and the devotees to make early preparations for the celebration.

Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (BN-Lenggong) will seek clarification on the measures to increase household income, especially for the lower-income groups (B40). 

The sitting will also continue with the debate and winding up of the Supply Bill 2022 (Budget 2022) at the committee stage.

The Dewan Rakyat will sit until Dec 16. — Bernama

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