Parliament may be extended for two more days

AN extension of two days may be added to the current Parliament session to ensure that all necessary Bills are passed, said de facto law minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

The current Parliament session, which started on Oct 25, was schedule to sit for 32 days until Dec 16.

“There is a possibility that we will apply from Parliament and the government to add two more days to pass all Bills that have gone through the First Reading in the House,” he said during Question Time in Parliament yesterday.

“And God willing, I assure you that the Bill to amend the Constitution to be in line with Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) will be tabled for the Second Reading in this sitting,” he said yesterday.

The Minister in charge of Parliament and Law was responding to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PH-Port Dickson), who interjected during Question Time and asked for a guarantee that the Bill to amend the Constitution to be in line with MA63 would be tabled in the current Parliamentary sitting.

Earlier, Anwar noted that the MA63 Bill and the lowering of voting age to 18 were among the main focal points of the memorandum of understanding between Pakatan Harapan and the government.

Wan Junaidi gave his assurance that the voting age would be lowered to 18 as the Kuching High Court had already ordered the Election Commission to implement Undi18 by Dec 31.

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