Justice minister mandated to lead engagement for preparation of parliament transformation law, committee says

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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has been tasked with leading engagement sessions with stakeholders on the preparations involved in the transformation of Parliament. — photo by Bernama

Wednesday 08 June 2022 22:41 MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8th – The Parliament Transformation Committee meeting today agreed to mandate Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar to conduct engagement sessions with stakeholders on the preparations involved in the transformation of Parliament.

The Communications Department of the Malaysian Parliament today announced in a statement that the matter would involve the formulation of the Parliamentary Services Act, amendments to the House of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952 (Act 347) and the drafting of a code of ethics for deputies. .

“All this must be settled before the next session of Parliament. The Malaysian Parliament will make this issue its priority and will always support and cooperate to ensure the success of this program,” the statement said.

The statement said Dewan Negara Chairman Tan Sri Rais Yatim and Dewan Rakyat Chairman Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun jointly chaired the Parliament Transformation Committee meeting today following the Cabinet decision on 1 June.

The meeting was also attended by Wan Junaidi, Chief Administrator of Parliament and Director General of the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Department.

“During the meeting, the committee updated the new Parliamentary Services Bill and amendments to the House of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952, which were forwarded to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob,” the statement added.

The Government, through the Cabinet, has accepted in principle the proposal of the Parliament Transformation Committee that Parliament operates in accordance with the policy of separation of powers as stipulated by the Federal Constitution.

This includes the proposal to establish an independent Parliamentary Service Commission and amendments to the Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952. — Bernama

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