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Dewan Rakyat Passes Supply Bill 2018 At Policy Stage

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Supply Bill 2018 at the policy stage after securing a majority bloc division vote from among the MPs. A total of 107 MPs voted for the approval of the bill compared to 59 against and 11 abstentions. The outcome was announced by Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar…

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Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 Tabled In Dewan Rakyat

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017 which, among others, aims to ensure underage victims of sexual violence have access to legal advice was tabled for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat  today. The bill tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said will include the term ‘legal companion’ services to be extended to children who are…

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Dewan Rakyat Passes Supply Bill 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Dewan Rakyat tonight passed the Supply Bill 2017 after debate since Oct 24. The Bill was approved through block voting, with 105 members of Parliament voting in support, 73 against and one abstaining. The results were announced by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia at about 11pm. The Bill…

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Dewan Rakyat Approves Motion On Malaysia’s Participation In TPPA

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion allowing Malaysia’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, moving the country a step forward towards signing and ratifying the trade accord bringing together 12 nations. The motion was carried with 127 votes for and 84 against. Twenty-four MPs spoke during the debate on the motion…

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PM Tables Motion In Dewan Rakyat To Increase Sarawak State Constituencies To 82

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today tabled in the Dewan Rakyat a motion that recommends increasing by 11 to 82 the number of state constituencies in Sarawak. The motion on the Report on the Redelineation of Sarawak Electoral Boundaries says the recommendations were gazetted on Dec 5 last year (rpt) last…

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Dewan Suspends Kit Siang For Six Months

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KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang was suspended for six months for allegedly making disparaging remarks against Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia. The motion to suspend Lim was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. After a heated debate, the motion was approved by…

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Dewan Rakyat Passes 11MP Without Amendents

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Dewan Rakyat passed the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) motion without any amendments at 12.54 am Tuesday. It provides for development expenditure of RM260 billion and is the final transformation in making Malaysia a high income developed nation by 2020. Tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on May 21,…

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Dewan Rakyat Passes POTA After Debating For More Than 12 Hours

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Prevention of Terrorism Bill (Pota) 2015 was passed without amendment at the Dewan Rakyat at about 2.25am Tuesdsay after a debate of more than 12 hours. The bill was passed after the ninth block voting, with the final voting favouring the government when 79 members of parliament (MPs) agreeing on the bill…

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Radiation From Telecoms Towers At Safe Level

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Communications and Multimedia Ministry has allayed the fear of the public over radiation from telecommunication towers, saying it is low and at a safe level. Deputy Minister Datuk Jailani Johari told the Dewan Rakyat tests conducted by the Malaysian Nuclear Agency found the level of radiation to be in compliance with…

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