The Dewan Rakyat meeting today is expected to see the winding up of the debate and a vote on the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill (No. 3) 2022 on Provisions Preventing Members of Parliament from Switching Parties.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar is expected to wind up the debate on the bill at 2.30pm.
The bill needs the support of a two-thirds majority to be approved in the Dewan Rakyat.
According to the order paper on Parliament’s official website, the debate on the bill will continue for a second day after the question-and-answer session.
A total of 41 MPs took part in the debate yesterday.
During the minister’s question time session, Hasan Bahrom (PH-Tampin) will ask the rural development minister about the Orang Asli Development Plan.
At the question-and-answer session, meanwhile, Azizah Mohd Dun (Bersatu-Beaufort) will ask the home minister for statistics according to states on unlicensed money lending cases such as those involving ah longs, scammers and online gambling in the country.
Also listed is a question by Hassan Abdul Karim (PH-Pasir Gudang) to the domestic trade and consumer affairs minister on the steps taken by the ministry to ensure that the supply of chicken and chicken eggs remains uninterrupted and affordable.
The issue of Covid-19 vaccines will also be raised by Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (PAS-Bachok), who will ask the health minister to state the number of children who have yet to be vaccinated and the government’s initiatives to ensure that all children will get vaccinated.
The current Dewan Rakyat meeting will run until Aug 4.