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ARTICLE 121 of the Federal Constitution does not require amendment to return power to the judiciary, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
He said this was because the amendment made to the Article in 1988 did not affect the separation of powers and independence of the judiciary as enshrined in the Consti-tution.
Nazri explained that the amendment made 24 years ago only replaced the word “vested” to “there shall be two High Courts...” while the phrase “the jurisdiction as provided by the federal law” remained unchanged.
“Therefore, the meaning of Article 121 remains unchanged before and after the amendment and the judicial powers of the High Courts and lower courts are as stipulated under federal laws,” he said in a written reply to Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor).
Meanwhile, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said ownership of the old Istana Negara – the official residence of 13 Yang di-Pertuan Agong – would remain under the Government.
He said the main building would be a national heritage site highlighting the Malaysian monarchy.
In a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut), Rais said Istana Negara was handed over to his ministry on Feb 21.
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