KUALA LUMPUR: Four more Bills were deferred to the next Dewan Rakyat sitting for its second reading.
Among the Bills included the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (Amendment) Bill 2015, which seeks to enable a person found guilty of human trafficking to pay compensation to the victim.
The other Bills that were deferred on Wednesday night were the Capital Markets and Services (Amendment) Bill 2015, and the Retirement Fund (Amendment) Bill 2015.
The fourth Bill - the Chemists (Amendment) Bill 2015 - was deferred by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim in the Dewan on Thursday morning under Standing Order 62 for the postponement of Bills.
Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee said the second reading for all four Bills would be postponed to the next Dewan meeting, scheduled to convene between May 18 and June 18.
“The Securities Commission (Amendment) Bill 2015 was, however, passed by the House last night,” he said when contacted.
Wednesday’s Dewan sitting stretched on until about 2am, Thursday, before the proceedings were adjourned.
The tabling of the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2015 (CPC) and the Evidence (Amendment) Bill 2015 had also been deferred for its second and third reading to the next Parliament meeting following disagreement by MPs from Barisan and the Opposition over the new provisions.