Monday, August 2, 2021

Federal Constitution

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...

Special panel on citizenship revived

KUCHING: The Special Committee on Citizenship (SCC) established under Article 15A of the Federal Constitution has been revived to facilitate citizenship applications in Sarawak. Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah disclosed that the...

Sarawak to pursue constitutional amendment

KUCHING: Sarawak will pursue the amendment to Article 160(2) of the Federal Constitution on the interpretation of the phrase ‘Federation’ which should refer to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the law...

No need to raise fear over Sabah, Sarawak’s rights

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no need to raise fear on matters related to freedom of religion, authority over land and upholding of Sabah and Sarawak's native customs and traditions, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Sabah and Sarawak...

King has the power to declare emergency

KUCHING: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has power under the Federal Constitution to declare emergency in Sarawak if the local Covid-19 pandemic situation warrants it, said Muara Tuang assemblyman Datuk Idris Buang. He said it would be similar to the parliamentary...

Government cannot impose travel ban for Batu Sapi by-election

KUALA LUMPUR: The government cannot restrict anyone from travelling inter-district or interstate to vote in the Batu Sapi by-election, scheduled to be held next month, says Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the right to...

Between ‘Prerogative and Advice’

KUALA LUMPUR: Lately, Article 40 and Article 150 of the Federal Constitution became hot topics of debate after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah rejected the request of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to...

Refer to constitution before commenting on emergency

KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa advised Port Dickson Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to refer to the federal constitution before issuing a statement on speculations that the government would declare a state of...
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Covid-19 vaccine must be accessible to all nations and people.    –  Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister It’s heartening to...
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