KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s strategic plan to support the retirement security of the people, which is getting smaller following permission to make withdrawals from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is expected to be among the highlights of the Dewan Rakyat sitting Wednesday (Nov 24).

According to the Order Paper, the matter will be raised through a question by Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi (PAS-Tumpat) to the Finance Minister during the oral question-and-answer session.

There will also be a question from Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman (PAS-Sik) seeking an explanation from the Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry on the government’s measures in tackling climate change which is affecting the agricultural industry, including padi cultivation.

The focus is also expected to be on a question by Maria Chin Abdullah (PH-Petaling Jaya) to the Women, Family and Community Development Minister on the ministry’s preparedness to expedite amendments to existing laws to make “sexual grooming” a crime in Malaysia.

After the question-and-answer session, the meeting will continue with the debate on the Supply Bill 2022 at the Committee level for the Ministries of Finance; Plantation Industries and Commodities; and Agriculture and Food Industry.

On Tuesday (Nov 23), the debate session involved the National Unity Ministry and the Foreign Ministry, which then saw Parliament passing the allocation of the Supply Bill 2022 at the Committee level for the National Unity Ministry, amounting to RM342mil, through a voice vote.

An estimated operating expenditure of RM760,304,100 to the Foreign Ministry in Budget 2022 was also passed through a voice vote.

The Dewan Rakyat sitting is until Dec 16. – Bernama

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