Environmental issues, PSP among highlights at today's sitting

KUALA LUMPUR: Environmental issues and implementation of Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP) will be among the topics to be discussed at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.

According to the Order of the Meeting on the Parliament's site, the PSP issue will be raised during the oral question time by Shaharizukirnain Abd Kadir (PH-Setiu) to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs minister.

Shaharizukirnain wants to know the new date for the PSP implementation after it was suspended by the Cabinet.

Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) is scheduled to ask Environment and Water minister on efforts to improve monitoring of plantation activities to protect the environment against pollution and statistics on action taken against companies polluting the environment.

Yeo Bee Yin (PH-Bakri), meanwhile is scheduled to ask on the shipment of plastic waste back to its countries of origin.

Another topic of interest, expected to be raised by Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (PAS-Bachok), is on the Home Minister's action to track down the rat lanes used for smuggling activities.

In today's Parliament sitting, which will be the last day of the third week, will also continue the debate on the royal address by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

The current sitting, which is for 25 days until Aug 27, is being held in accordance to the 'new normal' and adhering to the stipulated standard operating procedures (SOP) to curb the spread of Covid-19. -- Bernama

Source: New Straits Times

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