Thursday, October 28, 2021

Parliament

Women’s NGO wants broad Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

KUCHING: The Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS) has expressed hope that the proposed Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill, expected to be tabled this December in Parliament, will be comprehensive. Its president Margaret Bedus said this is so that all forms of...

AKPK developing programme to assist SME borrowers facing cash flow problems

KUALA LUMPUR: The Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) is developing a Temporary Relief Programme (TRP) to reduce the burden of individual and small and medium enterprise’s (SME) borrowers who are still having difficulty restoring their cash flow. Deputy...

MPs allowed to remove face masks while debating

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Parliament are allowed to remove their face mask when debating, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said. He said this was decided after obtaining the views of the Health Ministry (MOH) which carried out a...

Tabling of constitution amendments expected end of October

KUCHING: The Bill to amend the Federal Constitution to bring certain relevant provisions in line with the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is expected to be tabled in Parliament by the end of October. Federal Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department...

RMAF to tighten handling of weapons following shooting incident in Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will improve and tighten the standard operating procedure (SOP) of managing and handling weapons following the incident of four RMAF personnel being killed in a shooting incident at their camp in...

East Malaysians living in peninsula encouraged to change voting constituency

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabahans and Sarawakians residing in the peninsula are encouraged to apply for change of voting constituency based on the latest place of residence, as recommended by the Election Commission (EC). Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament...

Those who cannot receive Covid-19 vaccine can apply for special certificate

KUALA LUMPUR: Individuals who cannot be given the Covid-19 vaccine due to medical-related factors can apply for a special digital certificate or vaccination exemption at MySejahtera through the District Health Office (PKD), said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. However, he said,...

Heterologous vaccination method recommended for booster dose

KUALA LUMPUR: A recommendation has been made to the government to proceed with the heterologous vaccination plan or the use of a vaccine different from the original vaccine received by an individual, through the administration of booster doses starting...

Law minister lists four priorities to be implemented in 100 days

PUTRAJAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has listed four key initiatives to be executed in his 100 days in office. They are: --To complete the process to table a Bill...

Having opposition deputy speaker, a progressive move

KUCHING: The appointment of an opposition lawmaker to be deputy speaker in the Dewan Rakyat has been described as a progressive move. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said this would...
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More flights into Sarawak from Nov 1

Weekly frequency to increase by 134 flights KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has approved to further increase the...
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