Najib arrives in parliament to answer questions

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak arrived in Parliament for the third meeting of the fourth Dewan Rakyat session which started today.

Najib, as the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance is scheduled to answer four questions today.

Among questions Najib is expected to answer is a question from Alexander Nanta Linggi (BN-Kapit) who wanted to know the government’s strategy and initiatives taken to unite the people.

Also listed is a question by Anwar Ibrahim (PKR-Permatang Pauh) who wants to know why the Election Commission (EC) would not take action within its jurisdiction to rectify weaknesses in the election process as demanded by Bersih 2.0, without having to wait for a Parliament Select Committee’s recommendations.

Another question on the list is from Dr Tan Seng Giaw (DAP-Kepong) who has sought clarification from the government as to what steps have been taken by the government to strengthen Malaysia’s economic status against the backdrop of
a global economic down trend.

Apart from the questions, Najib will table for first reading, the motions to repeal the Restricted Residence Act 1993 and Banishment Act 1959.

The Prime minister had said the move to repeal the acts showed the seriousness of the government to bring about a transformation in the interest of the nation’s progress.

“Tomorrow, I myself will table for first reading the motions to repeal the Restricted Residence Act 1993 and Banishment Act 1959, and the second reading will be on Wednesday the following week.

Meanwhile, Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin has informed the Dewan that the Kampung Baru Development Corporation Bill that was scheduled for first reading has been withdrawn but
did not give any reasons for the move.

– Bernama