Category Archives: Constitutional Bills

PAS president again defers Shariah Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 ― Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today tabled a motion on his amended private member’s bill to raise Shariah courts’ sentencing powers by at least tenfold, but again deferred its discussion to the next Parliamentary meeting. … Continue reading

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Like ISA, Sosma can be repealed too, says lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR: It is possible to repeal the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 like how the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) was repealed, Lawyers for Liberty’s Melissa Sasidaran pointed out that all it takes is for a lawmaker to … Continue reading

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Time for people to reclaim the Constitution, says Negri prince

  PETALING JAYA: The Federal Constitution is interpreted differently by various groups because there is no preamble that clearly defines the nation’s charter, a Negri Sembilan prince said. Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin Tuanku Muhriz said this might have exacerbated the present … Continue reading

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Dr M apologises for Constitutional change removing royal assent for new law

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has apologised for making amendments to the Federal Constitution which removes the requirement for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s assent before a new act of Parliament comes into force. “I sincerely apologise for making … Continue reading

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Rivals put aside differences for fight against Hadi’s Bill

According to PBB secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundie (pic), party president Tan Sri Adenan Satem has instructed all its lawmakers in the lower House to vote against the Shariah Bill. ― Picture by Sulok Tawie KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 ― … Continue reading

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Zairil urges Nancy to re-consider stand on hudud Bill

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari has urged de facto Law Minister Nancy Shukri to reconsider her stand on the hudud Bill and vote against it, along with her other Sarawak colleagues. “I hope they will also live … Continue reading

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Nancy will not vote if Hudud Bill is tabled

SUNGAI BESAR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri says she will not attend Parliament on the day that the Private Member’s Bill to amend the Shariah Courts Act 1965, or Act 355, is put to a vote. Nancy … Continue reading

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