In Malaysia, proposed constitutional amendment would exempt Malay rulers and their families from automatic voter registration

By Bernama, 22 March
Parliament of Malaysia (photo credit: Asyraf Hamzah)
Parliament of Malaysia (photo credit: Asyraf Hamzah)
The bill to amend the Constitution (Amendment) Act 2019 seeks to add Article 119A stating that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, with the consent of the Conference of Rulers, can set an exception to any Ruler and his consort, any Yang Dipertua Negeri and his consort, any heir apparent, heir presumptive, and other heirs of a Ruler and their consorts from the application of Article 119 relating to the registration of voters. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin when tabling the bill today said a second reading would be tabled in this meeting. The Constitution (Amendment) Act 2019, among others, requires a citizen who reaches the age of 18 and is eligible to vote to be automatically registered as a voter by the Election Commission.
Read the full article here: Malay Mail

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