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Thursday October 3, 2013 MYT 12:26:00 AM
Thursday October 3, 2013 MYT 12:29:35 AM
by rahimy rahim
KUALA LUMPUR: The Parliament was forced to "stop the clock" to allow for the debates on the Crime Prevention Bill (PCA) 2013 to proceed.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim moved a motion to "stop the clock" as there was insufficient time to complete debates on the Bill on Wednesday.
Earlier, lawmakers had passed a motion to allow debates on the controversial bill to be completed on Wednesday.
However, heated debates carried on until passed midnight with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin present in the Dewan Rakyat.
This is the fourth time in Malaysian history that Parliament had to "stop" the clock to allow lawmakers to debate.
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