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Effectiveness of Covid-19 assessment centres among issues to be raised in Parliament Wednesday (Sept 22)

KUALA LUMPUR: The effectiveness of Covid-19 assessment centres and the mental health of police personnel are among issues to be raised in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (Sept 22).

Datuk Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (PN-Sabak Bernam) will be asking Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin about the effectiveness of the Covid-19 assessment centres set up nationwide.

Khairy will also be questioned by Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid (PH-Kapar) on the status of government's hospital equipment used to treat Covid-19 patients since the pandemic outbreak.

On the other hand, Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat (GPS-Betong) wants Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin Hamzah to state the actions taken against those behind the smuggling of illegal immigrants into Sarawak.


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Dr M: Party hopping must be studied thoroughly before Bills are introduced

KUALA LUMPUR: The issue of party hopping must be studied thoroughly before the government implements any new Bills to penalise MPs who switch parties, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (Pejuang-Langkawi).

Dr Mahathir said he supported Bills to penalise party-hopping MPs, but the matter needs clearer definitions because the action is sometimes necessary when no parties have a clear majority after a general election.

"When there are no parties with enough numbers to form the next government, there is a need for parties to come together with major parties so they would have enough MPs to form the next government," he said in his speech on the Royal Address in Parliament on Monday (Sept 20).

Dr Mahathir also argued that if small parties cross over to major p

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