Overseas job scams to feature in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: Measures to help victims of overseas job scams are expected to feature in the morning session of the Dewan Rakyat today.

According to the order paper, Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (Bersatu-Sabak Bernam) has asked the foreign minister what action the government as well as Malaysian embassies overseas are taking to stamp out employment

Wong Hon Wai (PH-Bukit Bendera) wants the finance minister to state whether there is a financial crisis following the fall in the value of the ringgit compared to the US dollar, coupled with the rising inflation and worsening government debts.

Wan Hassan Mohd Ramli (PAS-Dungun) has posed a question to the transport minister on the prices of domestic flight tickets, which he said were “unreasonably expensive”.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (PH-Port Dickson) also wants the domestic trade and consumer affairs minister to comment on the performance of the special task force on jihad against inflation.

Anwar noted that overall inflation had risen to 4.4%, while the July Consumer Price Index published by the statistics department was at 6.9% higher.

The Trade Union (Amendment) Bill 2022, the Environmental Quality (Amendment) Bill 2022, the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2022, the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (Amendment) Bill 2022 and the Land Public Transport (Amendment) Bill 2022 are expected to be tabled today for their second reading.

Also scheduled for second reading are the Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking (Amendment) Bill 2022, under consideration by a special select committee, the Food (Amendment) Bill 2022, and the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2021

The Dewan Rakyat will meet for 32 days from Oct 3 to Nov 29.

Budget 2023 is expected to be tabled on Oct 7.

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