Friday, June 18, 2021

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Preparations needed before Parliament reconvenes

KUCHING: Veteran parliamentarian and former Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar supports the reconvening of Parliament but emphasises that certain preparations have to be made first. He said the Parliament Select Committee on Standing Orders...

Virtual sitting of Dewan Rakyat not provided for

KUCHING: Virtual parliamentary sitting is not provided for in the Dewan Rakyat’s Standing Orders, Rules and the Federal Constitution. Federal lawmaker and former Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said Article 62(5) of the Federal Constitution...

Zuraida to raise issue of citizenship for illegitimate child

KUALA LUMPUR: Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin will raise the issue regarding an illegitimate child’s citizenship status to the relevant minister or the Cabinet. In a statement today, she said it was to ensure that the child...

Freedom to flog frogs

Political parties, over-anxious for vote catching, become tolerant to intolerant groups.— Wendell Willkie, American lawyer A political party in Sarawak recently unleashed a refreshingly bold concept to discourage party-hopping by imposing a minimum RM20 million penalty upon those who decide to...

State, federal government to jointly chair citizenship committee

KUCHING: The revived Sarawak Special Committee on Citizenship under Article 15A of the Federal Constitution will be jointly chaired by the state and federal governments starting this year. Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah...

Call to limit scope of Malaya’s territorial powers

KUCHING: Sarawak has suggested that Putrajaya limit the scope of Malaya under the Territorial Sea Act 2012 (Act 750) . Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the introduction of the Act in Parliament was in breach of...

PM asked to discuss ‘wilayah’ status in Parliament

KUCHING: Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) said today (April 13) Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak needed to have a round table discussion on any changes to the status of Sarawak and Sabah. It said the round table discussion was required to reach...

MA63 Special Council to meet next week

KUCHING: The Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Special Council will meet next week to discuss the proposed amendment to Article 160(2) of the Federal Constitution. Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chief whip Datuk Sri Fadillah Yusof said the interpretation of ‘federation’ reflected...

Psychologically ‘region’ is better than ‘state’

KUCHING: Calling Sarawak a ‘wilayah’ (region) is an admission by the federal government that Sarawak is not just one of the states in Malaysia. It means that Sarawak is starting to have equal status as Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah, said...

Explain significance of ‘wilayah’

KUCHING: The federal government must explain to Sabahans and Sarawakians the significance of referring to the two states as 'wilayah' (region), says Dr Kelvin Yii. The Bandar Kuching MP said Parliament must convene to clarify this as the term was...
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Preparations needed before Parliament reconvenes

KUCHING: Veteran parliamentarian and former Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar supports the reconvening...
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