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PM to explain govt's action over Kedah MB's claim on Penang

Questions will also be raised on the ringgit slump and education-related issues.

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An aerial view of the Komtar building and the iconic Penang Bridge.
An aerial view of the Komtar building and the iconic Penang Bridge.

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is expected to speak in Parliament today concerning the call by Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor that the Federal Constitution be amended so that Penang can be returned to Kedah.

According to the order paper on the official Parliament website, the prime minister will clarify the matter during the Ministers’ Question Time (MQT) in response to a question from Lim Guan Eng (PH-Bagan).

On May 29, Sanusi was reported to have said that Kedah and Penang do not have a border because Penang still belongs to Kedah, and that Kedah only shares its border with Perak and Perlis.

During the MQT, there will also be a question from Radzi Jidin (PN-Putrajaya) on the impact of the devaluation of the ringgit on the country's economic recovery process and the government's approach to strengthening the value of the ringgit.

The focus of today’s question-and-answer session will also be on a question by Mordi Bimol (PH-Mas Gading) to the works minister.

Mordi will ask about the progress of the construction of the Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah and Sarawak and when the project is expected to be completed.

There will also be a question by Roslan Hashim (PN-Kulim Bandar Baharu) to the education minister on efforts taken to strengthen school-based assessments and classroom-based assessment following the abolition of PT3, as well as the quality of the learning activities being carried out.

After the question-and-answer session, the Malaysian Cooperative Commission (Amendment) Bill 2023 is expected to be tabled for a first reading.