Record 25 bills passed in this parliament session

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PUTRAJAYA: This parliamentary session saw a remarkable achievement when 25 bills were passed to stabilise Malaysia’s economy and improve the welfare of its citizens, said Minister in the Prime Minister Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

He said the bills cover several aspects, including finance, agriculture, food industries, human resources, tourism, crime, the judiciary, defence, and policing.

“All the bills will go through the appropriate processes before they come into effect through the law and enforcement,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Aug 17).

The Dewan Rakyat session which was held for 12 days from July 18 to August 4 while Dewan Negara sat for six days from Aug 8 to 16.

One of the legislations was the Constitution (Amendment) (No.3) Bill to prohibit MPs from switching party which was passed with two-thirds majority in both houses, he said.

Other legislations included the National Forestry (Amendment) Bill 2022, Control of Padi and Rice (Amendment) Bill 2022, Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill 2021 and the Housewives’ Social Security Bill 2022.

Wan Junaidi said nine motions were also debated in Dewan Rakyat while one was debated in the Senate which is the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) which was tabled in a special sitting of Dewan Negara on July 27.

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