Government and Pakatan Accept Proposed Amendment to Federal Constitution | Malaysia

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Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), said the agreement was reached during the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob this morning. — photo by Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — The government and Pakatan Harapan (PH) have reached agreement on three points relating to the proposed amendment to the Federal Constitution, the first aimed at refining the definitions of the restrictions imposed on elected officials to change parties as stated in Article 10.

Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law), said the agreement was reached during the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob this morning.

He said the meeting also approved the proposal to repeal Article 48(6) of the Federal Constitution, as well as other amendments to the Federal Constitution deemed necessary.

Section 48 (6) provides that a person who resigns as a member of the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) is, for a period of five years from the date on which his resignation becomes effective, disqualified from to be a member of the Chamber. representatives.

“And the third point (agreed) is to formulate a specific law to prevent members of Dewan Rakyat from changing parties, and that these points will be submitted for discussion and consideration by a select committee appointed by the House,” he said. he stated when filing. the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2022 (No. 3) at the special meeting of the Dewan Rakyat here today. — Bernama

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