PM: No way to amend Article 153 and ratify ICERD

Published on 22 Nov 2018 9:58:47 PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Federal Constitution must be amended to ratify the ICERD as Article 153 can be interpreted as giving privileges to the indigenous and be deemed discriminatory.

Dr Mahathir said that when asked why there was a need to amend the Federal Constitution. Article 153 affirms the position of the bumiputra in the country, after launching the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Show (MAHA) 2018 in Serdang on Thursday.

Dr Mahathir reiterated that there was no way Article 153 could be amended as Pakatan Harapan did not have a two-thirds majority in the Dewan Rakyat.