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Targeted subsidies, price of goods to be raised at Dewan Rakyat

Questions will also be raised about food security, the recruitment of teachers, and national harmony.

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Customers shop for groceries at a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur.
Customers shop for groceries at a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur.

Targeted subsidies, the price of goods, and food security are among the matters to be raised in Parliament today.

According to the order paper, Radzi Jidin (PN-Putrajaya) will ask the finance minister when a targeted subsidy will be implemented and whether the government can guarantee that the price of goods will not increase with its implementation.

The question will be raised during the question-and-answer session, during which there will also be a question by Pang Hok Liong (PH-Labis) to the agriculture and food security minister on the total value of imported food for the years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Pang will also ask about measures by the government to ensure the country's food security and quality. 

V Ganabatirau (PH-Klang) will ask the national unity minister how the government can ensure that all races and religions will be treated fairly if there is selective prosecution in cases involving insults to a race or religion.
Meanwhile, Saifuddin Abdullah (PN-Indera Mahkota) will ask the education minister about the status of new teacher recruitments in 2022 as well as the details of teacher recruitments according to subject options for 2016 to 2022 and the projected teacher recruitment for 2023 to 2027.

After the question-and-answer session, the Dewan Rakyat will continue with the debate and winding-up of the Supply Bill 2023 at the committee level.