Dewan Negara approves motion of thanks on royal address

Dewan Negara approves motion of thanks on royal address
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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 11): The Dewan Negara on Monday approved the motion of thanks on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's royal address when opening the fourth session of the 14th Parliament on Sept 13.

Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim said the motion was approved after there was more support than against it, after it was debated for three days starting Oct 4 by 37 senators, followed by the winding-up sessions by 27 ministries involved for two days.

Among issues raised in the debate sessions were the Covid-19 self-test kit, health service system reform, telecommunication system, education for students with disabilities, as well as the issue of children orphaned by the pandemic.

Monday's sitting saw 16 ministries winding up the debate, including five departments under the Prime Minister's Department.

According to the Dewan Negara sitting calendar, Tuesday (Oct 12)’s meeting will continue with the tabling of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) at 11.30am, followed by the debate sessions.

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