Five Bills to be tabled at DUN sitting
By:Natasha Jee
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KUCHING: The coming special State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting from Feb 14 to 16 will see the tabling of five government Bills.

The new Bills are the Sago and Nipah Development Board Bill, 2022; Sarawak Rubber Industry Board Bill, 2022; Supplementary Supply (2021) Bill, 2022;  Constitution of the State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and Interpretation (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

At a press conference held at the DUN Complex on Sunday, DUN Speaker Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar said that the Supplementary Supply (2021) Bill, 2022 would be tabled by Finance Minister II Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

He added that there would be no amendment or debate on the Supplementary Supply Bill.

Citing the Standing Order 67 (4), Asfia explained, “On the order being read for the second reading of the Supplementary Supply Bill, the question thereon shall be put forthwith and decided without amendment or debate, whereupon a motion, if any, for a resolution on a Supplementary Development Estimates pursuant to section 4(3) of the Development Funds Act, 1966, shall, without notice, be moved by a Minister, to be referred to the Committee of Supply.”

He said the Constitution of the State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2022 would be tabled by the Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hazmah.

“The Interpretation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 will be tabled by the Assistant Minister in The Chief Minister’s Department (Law, MA63 and State-Federal Relations) Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.

“Meanwhile, the Sago and Nipah Development Board Bill, 2022 and the Sarawak Rubber Industry Board Bill, 2022 will be tabled by Minister for Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom,” he said.

The first reading of the Bills, added Asfia, would take place on the second day of the DUN Sitting, that is, Feb 15.

“Apart from that, the second and third readings of the Constitution of the State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2022; and the Interpretation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, will also be done on Feb 15.

“Meanwhile, the Supplementary Supply (2021) Bill, 2022; Sago and Nipah Development Board Bill, 2022; and Sarawak Rubber Industry Board Bill, 2022 will be read for the second and third time on Feb 16,” he said.

Asfia also mentioned that for the Motions from the Ordinary Members under Standing Order 23, until the closing date for submission of motions before the sitting was on Feb 4. However, DUN had not received any motions.

Also present at the press conference were Deputy Speaker Datuk Idris Buang and Sarawak DUN secretary Pele Peter Tinggom.

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