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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 | MYT 8:29 PM

Rulers feel some provisions of NSC Bill should be refined

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Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (left) converses with Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at the 240th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara here Wednesday. – Bernama pic

Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (left) converses with Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at the 240th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara here Wednesday. – Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR: The Conference of Rulers is of the view that some provisions of the National Security Council Bill 2015 should be refined.

It expressed the opinion after Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali gave a briefing on the Bill at the 240th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara here Wednesday.

The Sultan of Selangor, as chairman of the meeting, will write to the Prime Minister on the matter, said the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement.

The Bill, which was passed by the Dewan Rakyat last Dec 3 and the Dewan Negara on Dec 22, provides special powers to the Operations Director and the security forces to control and coordinate national security operations.

Wednesday's meeting was attended by all the Rulers except the Sultan of Pahang, who was represented by Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as the Regent of Pahang.

It discussed matters related to Islam and the appointments of top religious officials, members of the Public Services Commission and superior court judges. - Bernama

 

Tags / Keywords: National Security Council Bill 2015 , Conference of Rulers , Mohamed Apandi Ali

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