MALAYSIA: NO NECESSITY FOR AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION TO RESTORE AGONG’S (KING’S) POWERS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Aug 14 (NNN(NNNBernama)The government will not amend the Federal Constitution in a bid to restore the mandatory requirement for the assent of the Yang diPertuan Agong (Malaysia’s King) to enable a bill to become law.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this being that Article 66 (4A) of the Federal Constitution concerning the matter had been amended three times.

The constitution has been amended thrice through amendments in 1983, 1984 and 1994. The amendments made in 1994 were to Article 66 (4) and (4a) of the Federal Constitution were to ensure a bill does not take long to become law.

With the amendments, except those touching on the privileges of the rulers, any bill will become law after 30 days of it been passed by Parliament, he said in response to a question by Ismail Mohamed Said (BNKuala Krau) during the question and answer session in the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House) today.NNNBERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network