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PM to explain 'Allah' appeal withdrawal in Dewan Rakyat

The matter will be raised by Bagan Serai MP Idris Ahmad during the Minister's Question Time today.

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

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will explain the government's decision to withdraw the appeal against a High Court decision over the use of the word "Allah" in Christian publications in the Dewan Rakyat today.

Based on the order paper, the matter will be raised by Idris Ahmad (PN-Bagan Serai) during the Minister's Question Time at 10am.

On May 15, the home ministry and the Malaysian government were reported to have withdrawn their appeal against the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court which ruled that Christians can use the word "Allah" and the three other Arabic words in the publication of their religious material for learning purposes.

At the same session, Rodziah Ismail (PH-Ampang) is also scheduled to ask about issues related to the government's governance in implementing the 5G internet network while Tan Hong Ping (PH-Bakri) wants to know if the operating hours of the National Scam Response Centre will be extended to 24 hours.

Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (PN-Masjid Tanah) will ask about the government's plans to overcome the congestion problem reported at toll plazas following the implementation of the radio frequency identification or RFID technology system.
Aminolhuda Hassan (PH-Sri Gading) will ask about the school academic calendar issue.

After the session, the Parliament sitting will continue with the presentation for the second reading of the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2023, Insolvency (Amendment) Bill 2023 and Fees (Department of Broadcasting Malaysia) (Validation) Bill 2023.

This Dewan Rakyat sitting which will last for 11 days from yesterday until May 25 will resume on June 6 until June 16.