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Cost of living, price of goods among issues to be raised in Dewan Rakyat

Questions will also be raised on hardcore poverty and plans to ensure that Kuala Lumpur is flood-free.

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Customers buy fresh seafood and vegetables at the Jalan Chow Kit market in Kuala Lumpur.
Customers buy fresh seafood and vegetables at the Jalan Chow Kit market in Kuala Lumpur.

Measures to address the rising cost of living and ensure that the price of goods remains at affordable rates will be among those raised at the Dewan Rakyat today.

According to the Order Paper published on the Parliament website, these issues will be raised by Anwar Ibrahim (PH-Port Dickson) in a question to the prime minister during the oral question and answer session.

There will also be a question from Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (Bersatu-Sabak Bernam) to the prime minister on the number of people categorised as hardcore poor from 2020 until now, as well as the government's measures to eradicate hardcore poverty.

Fong Kui Lun (PH-Bukit Bintang) meanwhile will ask the federal territories minister about the long- and short-term plans to ensure that Kuala Lumpur is free from floods, including flash flood.

Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim (BN-Baling) will ask the prime minister about the programmes and formulas to be introduced by the government to increase the awareness of young people about their responsibility to vote.
The issue of the Russia-Ukraine conflict will also be raised by Mohamad Sabu (PH-Kota Raja) in his question to the foreign minister on the follow-up measures taken by the government, as well as steps to curb the indirect effects, especially on the economy.

After the question and answer session, the sitting will see if the election of the deputy speaker of the Dewan Rakyat to replace Pengerang MP Azalina Othman Said can be implemented or if it will be postponed for the third time.

The current sitting of the Dewan Rakyat will last for 12 days until Aug 4.