Malaysia’s participation in Covax initiative to be raised in Dewan

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s participation in Covax, the global initiative supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure fair and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines worldwide, will be raised in the Dewan Rakyat today.

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According to the Order Paper, Lim Guan Eng (PH-Bagan) will ask the science technology and innovation minister during Ministers’ Question Time the cost of participation and Malaysia’s role in the initiative.

During the oral question-and-answer session, Natrah Ismail (PH-Sekijang) will ask the communications and multimedia minister the outcome of the 5G demonstration project that had been carried out, and the ministry’s readiness in expanding 5G network nationwide.

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The debate on the Supply Bill 2021 covering next year’s budget, which enters its eighth day, continues.

The house will sit for four hours from 10am, with only 80 MPs – 41 from the government and 39 from the opposition and independents – allowed at any one time to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

The current meeting will be held over 27 days until Dec 15. – FMT

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