Five government bills to be tabled in special DUN sitting from Feb 14-16

A file photo of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly building.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 12: A total of five government bills are to be tabled in the special Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting that is scheduled to commence Feb 14 until Feb 16.

Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar said the bills to be tabled are the Supplementary Supply (2021) Bill, 2022; Constitution of the State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2022; Interpretation (Amendment) Bill, 2022; Sago and Nipah Development Board Bill, 2022; and Sarawak Rubber Industry Board Bill, 2022.


The Supplementary Supply (2021) Bill, 2022 will be tabled by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also Finance Minister II, with the first reading to be held on Feb 15, and the second and third readings on Feb 16.

It was noted that there would be no amendments or debates on the Supplementary Supply Bill.

Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah will table the Constitution of the State of Sarawak (Amendment) Bill, 2022, with the first, second, and third readings scheduled for Feb 15.

The Interpretation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 will be tabled by Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Law, MA63, and State-Federal Relations) Datuk Hajah Sharifah Hashidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali, with all three readings on Feb 15.

Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture Modernisation and Regional Development Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom will table both the Sago and Nipah Development Board Bill, 2022, and Sarawak Rubber Industry Board Bill, 2022.

The two agriculture-related Bills are scheduled to be read the first time on Feb 15 and the second and third times on Feb 16. — DayakDaily