Reconvened Parliament session to introduce major reforms

by | Sep 13, 2021 | NEWS | 0 comments

Parliament is set to reconvene and stretch over the next 17-days for the first time under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The session that will be opened by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah  Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will introduce major reforms that the nation needs.

Both the government and opposition leaders are set to sign a memorandum of  understanding (MOU) in favour of bipartisan cooperation.

A joint statement said, “After holding several rounds of negotiations, representatives of the government and Pakatan  have agreed to restore the country’s political stability to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and revive the economy through bipartisan cooperation.”

Ismail Sabri had also pledged to implement the lowering of the voting age to 18 as soon  as possible.

The Bera Member of Parliament will additionally propose to limit a Prime  Minister’s tenure to 10 years and equal representation in parliamentary select committees.

Another reform to be tabled is a sexual harassment law, says Datuk Seri Rina Harun.

She said that currently, the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is waiting for the white bill or approval from the Attorney General’s Chambers.

The Titiwangsa MP added that the ministry is aware that there are constraints in the law and current policies such as a high burden of proof claiming that there are no specific remedies for victims.