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Parliament news in brief: Nov 25

26/11/2021 12:02 AM

‘KELUARGA MALAYSIA’ CONCEPT TO BE TRANSLATED INTO FORMULATION OF GOVT POLICIES

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) concept will be translated into the formulation of government policies that outline comprehensive strategic planning to enable the country to become a high-income nation.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datuk Mastura Mohd Yazid said the agenda is a long term aspiration aimed at creating a society that is resistant to future challenges in achieving developed and high-income nation status based on key performance indicators and the government’s key happiness outcome.

“The Keluarga Malaysia concept is not only focused on one majority race but on all races. This is clear with the government’s efforts in offering various assistance covering aspects such as welfare, health, and infrastructure for the well-being of the people and ensuring a successful economic recovery,” she said at the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat today.

She was replying to a question from Datuk Seri Rohani Abduk Karim (GPS-Batang Lupar) who wanted to know how the Keluarga Malaysia concept would be translated through the government’s policies to benefit all races.

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CLOSURE OF REGISTERED PRIVATE TAHFIZ INSTITUTIONS ONLY TEMPORARY

KUALA LUMPUR -- The closure of registered private tahfiz institutions is a temporary move, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Idris Ahmad.

He said the move was based on information that has been confirmed by state religious bodies, adding that the closure was to adhere to the government’s directives to break the COVID-19 chain.

“There have been no reports from state religious authorities informing that maahad tahfiz schools have been directed to close. The schools have been directed to stop operations to comply with the instructions of the National Security Council,” he said at the question and answer session at the Dewan Rakyat today.

He was responding to a question from Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah (Pejuang-Kubang Pasu) who wanted to know the government’s measures to help tahfiz institutions and private madrasah affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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30,679 REPORTS OF CORRUPTION INVOLVING GOVT SERVANTS FROM 2015 - MACC

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it received 30,679 information related to corruption involving government servants from 2015 until September this year.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar in a reply posted on the Parliament’s website today said of the figure, 3,357 investigation papers were opened.

“Based on the number of investigation papers opened, a total of 3,056 arrests were made, 1,159 were brought to court with 567 convictions,” he said.

He was replying to a question from Gobind Singh Deo (PH-Puchong) who asked about the number of civil servants who were caught and charged for corruption offences from 2015 until now.

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CONSTITUTION DOES NOT PREVENT MINISTERS FROM BEING APPOINTED AS A-G

KUALA LUMPUR -- Article 145 of the Federal Constitution does not prevent Cabinet members from being appointed as the Attorney-General (A-G) if the candidate fulfils all the conditions set under Article 123 of the Federal Constitution.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said to be appointed as a Federal Court judge, a Court of Appeal judge and a High Court judge is that the person must be a citizen.

To date, only two Cabinet ministers have been appointed as the A-G namely Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Yusof (1963-1977) and Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah (1977-1980), he said in a reply posted on the Parliament’s website.

He was replying to a question from Teresa Kok Suh Sim (PH-Seputeh) regarding the changes to be introduced at the AG Chambers and if the government has any plans to separate the roles of the A-G and the Prosecutor.

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