Takiyuddin: Govt not required to give reason why bill withdrawn

Published on 27 Aug 2020 4:11:35 PM

The government is not required to give a reason why the Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2019, related to the appointment of the Prime Minister, has been withdrawn, Dewan Rakyat was told.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said that on Monday in response to a motion raised by Sim Tze Tzin (PH-Bayan Baru) on the matter after a question and answer session in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday.

Takiyuddin said this to clarify the matter following the motion raised by Sim on Clause 14 of the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders, asking for the advice of Deputy Speaker, Datuk Dr Mohd Rashid Hasnon, for the minister to explain why the bill was withdrawn.

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