In Malaysia, government postpones tabling of constitutional amendments on party hopping and prime minister's tenure

By Keertan Ayamany, 18 March 2022
Parliament of Malaysia (photo credit: The Sun Daily)
Parliament of Malaysia (photo credit: The Sun Daily)
The government has postponed the tabling of the Federal Constitution (Amendments) 2022 Bill on Anti-Party Hopping and Limiting the Tenure of the Prime Minister, from its initial deadline — the current Parliament sitting ending March 24. In a statement today, de facto law minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the decision was made after the Cabinet determined that more input was needed from stakeholders, “particularly” Barisan Nasional (BN) and Perikatan Nasional (PN). He added that this was to guarantee the Bill garners the adequate two-thirds majority support needed to amend the Federal Constitution, once it is tabled in Parliament. [...] He added that the special session will be called under the Standing Orders 11 (3) of the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara, which allows the prime minister to call for a special parliamentary meeting outside of the set schedule, if “public interest requires” it.
Read the full article here: Malay Mail


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