'Rushed', barebones MA63 bill causes uproar in Parliament

Published on 4 Apr 2019 3:12:18 PM

There was an uproar in the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday when the government introduced a Bill to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to honour the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Several Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) lawmakers stood up to object before the Bill could be tabled for its first reading by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Liew Vui Keong, saying that they were not given enough time to scrutinise the proposed legislation.

However, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said the first reading of the Bill would proceed as the 24-hour notice was given on Wednesday night.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/04/rushed-barebones-ma63-bill-causes-uproar-in-parliament/