MP prepares 15 questions for new government

Dr Kelvin Yii

KUCHING: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said he has prepared a set of 15 questions for the new government to answer in the upcoming Parliamentary meeting in September.

He said the questions focused on three main topics – health, education as well as the progress of obtaining Sarawak’s rights under the previous Ministry of Sabah and Sarawak Affairs.

“Regardless of who the prime minister and who the government will be in the coming few days, I will continue to play my part as an MP to the best of my ability.

“I hope that the government truly focuses on coming up with a strong Covid-19 and economic plan for the people,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Dr Yii said he will raise the question on the implementation of electoral reforms to provide a safer voting environment for the people in view of the upcoming Sarawak state election and a possible general election as early as next year.

“I strongly believe that a conventional election during this pandemic will be disastrous, and an election must not be called until all necessary electoral reforms are implemented to protect the safety and health of all Sarawakians.

“On top of that, I will be questioning the new government on their new direction in terms of dealing with Covid-19 and the economy,” he said.

Dr Yii said there has be a ‘reset’ in the nation’s approach toward Covid-19 in view of the rising cases and overwhelmed health care facilities especially in states with low vaccine coverage and intensive care unit (ICU) facility.

At the same time, he said the government has to make plans to reopen schools safely and help students who have been unable to follow home-based learning to catch up.

“All these decisions must be based on science and data and the government must have a comprehensive plan to deal with this as we approach (school reopening) on Oct 3,” he said.