Kuala Lumpur Post


Parliament to discuss efforts to reduce dependence on foreign labour

Kuala Lumpur – The government’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign workers in the construction industry will be discussed at the Dewan Rakyat sitting on Tuesday (Nov 17).

According to the Order of the Meeting on the official Parliament website, the matter will be raised in a question by Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat (GPS-Betong) to the Works Minister regarding the Construction Academy of Malaysia (ABM).

There will also be a question from Lukanisman Awang Sauni (GPS-Sibuti) to the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister on the specific measures to assist the wedding-related business industry burdened with cancellations and strict standard operating procedures due to Covid-19.

The debate on the Supply Bill 2021, regarding Budget 2021, will then continue for the sixth day.

Parliament this week sits for only four hours from 10am to 2pm daily from Monday to Thursday, with only 80 MPs – 41 from the government and 39 from the opposition and Independent – are allowed in the House at any one time.

This is a precautionary measure following the spread of the Covid-19.

According to the Parliament calendar, the third session of the Third Term of the 14th Parliament is for 27 days until Dec 15. – Bernama

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