In Malaysia, lower house unanimously passes constitutional bill to exempt royals from automatic voter registration
By 25 March
Parliament of Malaysia (photo credit: Reuters / Lim Huey Teng)
The 2022 constitutional amendment, which among others seeks to provide for the non-application of Article 119 to the Malay rulers concerning voter registration was passed by the Dewan Rakyat [on 24 March] with the support of more than two-thirds of Members of Parliament (MPs).
The Bill was tabled by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and was unanimously passed by 178 MPs, while 42 MPs were absent.
Earlier, during the winding-up debate on the Bill, Wan Junaidi said the amendment was a follow up to the implementation of voting age qualification that was reduced from 21 to 18 and automatic voter registration.
Read the full article here: Malay Mail