Hadi’s bill pushed up to No. 6, then de­ferred till next ses­sion

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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