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Bill To Tackle Militants To Be Tabled In March

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PUTRAJAYA – A bill to tackle the threat of militant activities including the so-called IS (Islamic State) militant group will be tabled in Parliament in March, said a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Nancy Shukri.

She said the move was made following the tabling of the White Paper “Towards Tackling the Threat of the IS Group” by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak last year.

“In addition, amendments to the existing laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) and the Sedition Act (1948) will also be tabled at the Parliament session beginning March 9,” she said.

Nancy disclosed this to reporters after attending the Monthly Assembly of the Legal Affairs Division (BHEUU) for the month of January, here today.

She said the bill was necessary so that the government had stronger power to face any threat at any time.

She said the government took a serious view on the threats by militants by taking action against civil servants involved in such activities.

“I hope we will all be wary and keep away from elements who can jeopardise the harmony and peace that we are enjoying currently,” she said.

Commenting on the amendments to the Sedition Act and Sosma, Nancy said they were still at the discussion stage and had not been scrutinised yet.

On another development, Nancy said the Integrated Insolvency System (INSIST) developed by BHEUU was created internally for the Bankruptcy Module and Accounting Module.

She said the development of INSIST also involved consultancy services from the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) to manage the bankruptcy and liquidation system in an integrated manner and become a major source of reference on information on bankruptcy and company liquidation. – BERNAMA

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