DUN sitting: DAP reps to table 4 motions

Asfia (seated right) holds a press conference after a pre-DUN meeting at PBB headquarters in Bako this afternoon.

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KUCHING, July 8: Pakatan Harapan (PH) assemblyman will table four motions during the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting, which starts tomorrow.

DUN Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar said two motions were from Pelawan assemblyman David Wong (DAP) and two from Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon (DAP).

Speaking to reporters after a pre-DUN meeting at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) headquarters in Bako this afternoon, he said the first motion from Wong would be on the amendment of the Land Code for automatic and unconditional renewal of land leases.

The second motion from Wong, Asfia revealed, would be for the concession of state road and maintenance.

From Dr Ting, Asfia revealed that his first motion would be to remove the restrictions of cement monopoly in Sarawak.

“His second motion is for the state government to provide a fair and equitable fund for all elected state representatives in Sarawak,” he said.

Asfia also revealed that four Bills would be tabled during this DUN sitting, namely The Supplementary Supply 2017 Bill, 2018; the Supplementary Supply 2018 Bill, 2018; the Oil Mining Amendment Bill 2018; and the Land Code Amendment Bill 2018.

“The Supplementary Supply 2017 and 2018 Bills will be tabled by Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, with the first reading for both to be on July 10, second reading on July 12 and third reading on the same day,” he said.

Asfia also revealed that he had received 380 questions from 50 assemblymen. He said 299 questions would be replied orally during the sitting, while 80 would have written replies. One question was rejected, he added.

“The Chief Minister’s Department received the highest number of questions at 68, while the Ministry of International Trade and E-commerce received none,” he said.

Asfia also received 50 annual reports and financial statements to be presented during the DUN sitting later. — DayakDaily