DAP drive to petition King to reject bill

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  • Sunday, 13 Jul 2003

IPOH: The DAP has launched a campaign to petition the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to withhold Royal Assent for the National Service Training Bill. 

DAP national chairman Lim Kit Siang said this would allow for more consultation and debate in Parliament before the implementation next year. 

Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan would lead the campaign, he said. 

Lim said Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal admitted in his winding-up debate on the bill that many members were still in the dark about the programme. 

“The Government should have launched an awareness campaign among the members,” he said.  

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