Nancy: NSC Act to come into operation on date set by PM


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  • Monday, 13 Jun 2016

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri.

PETALING JAYA: The National Security Council Act 2016 will come into operation on a date to be set by the Prime Minister, says Nancy Shukri.

"By virtue of subsection 1(2) of the National Security Council Act 2016, the Act will come into operation on a date to be appointed by the Prime Minister and the date of coming into operation of the Act will be published in the Gazette," said the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in a press release on Monday night.

She added that the Prime Minister had not appointed the date on which the National Security Council Act 2016 would come into operation.

It was reported earlier on Monday that the National Security Council Bill became legislation in accordance with the Federal Constitution, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

She said that based on Article 66 Clause (3), a Bill passed by the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara shall be presented to the Yang di-Pertuan for his assent.

According to Article 66 Clause (4A), if a Bill is not assented to by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong within 30 days, it shall become law at the expiration of the 30-day period Agong had assented to it, she said.

Azalina also explained that there was nothing unusual about the approval of the National Security Council Bill as similar situations were encountered in 1983 and 1992 in approving amendments to the Federal Constitution.

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