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Steps to reduce fiscal deficit on the agenda at Dewan Rakyat

Questions will also be raised about governance and job scam syndicates.

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The Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur.
The Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur.

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is scheduled to answer a question about the government’s measures to reduce the country’s fiscal deficit to 3.2% by 2025 in the Dewan Rakyat today.

According to the order paper, the matter will be raised by Mohammed Taufiq Johari (PH-Sungai Petani) during the Minister’s Question Time.

Anwar will also answer a question from Ahmad Amzad Mohamed @ Hashim (PN-Kuala Terengganu) on the country’s fiscal strength due to the weakening of the ringgit and the solution to the situation.

Matbali Musah (GRS-Sipitang) will ask the prime minister about efforts to improve governance in terms of procurement, project distribution, allocations and so on, to be in line with the Madani policy in combating abuse of power and leakage.

Meanwhile, during the oral question-and-answer session, Ahmad Fadhli Shaari (PN-Pasir Mas) will ask the foreign minister about the steps taken by Wisma Putra in protesting the recent act of burning the Quran by a far-right Swedish politician in Stockholm.

Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz (PN-Tanah Merah) will ask about the government’s efforts to prevent more people from falling victim to job scam syndicates.

After the session, the Dewan Rakyat will continue with the debate and winding-up session of the Supply Bill 2023 at the committee level, which is expected to involve the foreign ministry, national unity ministry and economy ministry.

The Dewan Rakyat sitting will run until April 4.