Hadi’s bill pushed up to No. 6, then deferred till next session
THE debate on the motion to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1956, or RUU355, by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has been postponed.
Tabled by Hadi on May 26 last year, the bill, which aimed to strengthen the powers of the syariah court, was deferred without debate at the Dewan Rakyat when it turned up on the last day of the last two sessions.
Earlier, the Pas private member’s bill was bumped up four places to No. 6 on the order paper at the Dewan Rakyat.
The motion moved up to sixth place after International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed announced that the four preceding bills would be postponed to the next parliamentary meeting.
Later, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim moved a motion for the house sitting to end after five government bills had been passed.
The last day of the parliamentary meeting focused on debating the second and third readings of the Armed Forces Fund (Amendments) Bill and the Securities Commission Malaysia (Amendments) Bill. The three remaining items were on the Goods and Services Tax, Customs duties and excise duties motioned by the Finance Ministry.
The house adjourned sine die.