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Legal Framework for Climate Change Bill Completed, Minister Says | Malaysia

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Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man during the closing session of the Dewan Rakyat special meeting, January 20, 2022. – Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, 20th January – The Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) completed the Climate Change Legal Framework in December last year which will serve as the basis for drafting the Climate Change Bill. country’s climate change.

His minister, Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, said among the contents of the bill was governance, which contained provisions on the institutional framework on climate change in the country, and the formation of a climate change committee. climatic.

“The creation of the committee aims to ensure that adaptation to climate change can be implemented to reduce the impact of floods etc.

“Other than that, the content of the bill is climate change mitigation and compliance mechanisms with the rules and laws that we have made,” he said during the closing session of the special Dewan Rakyat meeting today.

Last September, Tuan Ibrahim reportedly said that the ministry was drafting regulations and laws to control climate change and global warming hitting the country.

He also said that this decision was taken because Malaysia does not have such a law and there are several mechanisms to implement it.

Meanwhile, earlier, a turmoil erupted in Dewan Rakyat when Prime Minister’s Department (Special Duties) Minister Datuk Abd Latiff Ahmad closed the debate on the floods that hit the country at the end of the month. last year.

Several parliamentarians (MPs) from the opposition bloc, including Khalid Abd Samad (PH-Shah Alam) and Gobind Singh Deo (PH-Puchong) intervened because they were unhappy with the response given by Abd Latiff.

The situation became more intense when Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) stood up in defense of Abd Latiff and said loudly that MPs from the opposition bloc appeared to be intimidating the minister.

“They are intimidating the minister. It’s not fair,” Tajuddin said while blocking Hannah Yeoh (PH-Segambut), who wanted to demand an explanation of the source of power for the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).

Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon managed to defuse the tense situation by asking all concerned MPs to sit down and make way for Abd Latiff to resume the liquidation. — Bernama