Senior citizens bill scheduled next year

The Senior Citizens Bill is planned to be postponed in Parliament one year from now, representative ladies, family and local area advancement serve Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff told the Dewan Negara here today.

She said the bill was currently in the plan stage upon the fruition of a review on Oct 1.

“The public authority is exceptionally delicate to the requirements of senior residents and a review was directed on the plan of a bill for senior residents,” she said during the interactive discussion.

She was reacting to an advantageous inquiry from Senator Fadhlina Sidek who needed to know whether the public authority expected to figure an uncommon law to secure senior residents.

In the interim, at a question and answer session later, Siti Zailah said with the nation moving towards turning into a maturing country by 2030, the service wanted to set up a Senior Citizens Activity Center (PAWE) in each parliamentary body electorate across the country.

“As of August 2021, an aggregate of 49,675 senior residents have enrolled with the 143 existing PAWEs from one side of the country to the other and this year, the public authority expected to set up 10 new PAWEs.

“The public authority additionally expects to have a PAWE in each parliamentary electorate thus far just 131 parliamentary supporters have a PAWE,” she added.

On the Malaysian Family Month festivity to be held this Nov 6 with the hashtag #KeluargaMalaysia and the “Kita Kan Keluarga Malaysia” trademark, she said it would be dispatched by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“This festival is held to urge the local area to focus on family so that great qualities and love can be sustained among the more youthful age,” she said.

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