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Lowering voting age to 18 will ensure democratic vibrancy

If those aged 18 to 21 are old enough to drive, serve in the armed forces, pay taxes and get married, they should also have a voice in their government.

Amend MACC Act on appointment of chief, says Nga

The Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker says this will ensure that future candidates are referred to the parliamentary select committee.

No more hidden charges for air travellers from June 1

Hidden charges such as card payment and administrative fees will be abolished in line with amendments to a regulation designed to protect consumers.

Bersih moots amending constitution to trigger redelineation exercise

Bersih 2.0 chairman says amending Article 46 of the Federal Constitution to add more parliamentary seats will allow the Election Commission to carry out a redelineation exercise before GE15.

Sarawak, Sabah should be given ‘negara’ status, says NGO

Sarawak Association For Peoples' Aspiration says 'negeri' status means the two states are equal to the other states in the peninsula.

Sarawak MPs not being too demanding, says SUPP Youth

He says the second version of the Federal Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 tabled was not good enough as it does not guarantee Sabah and Sarawak equal status.

Ex-minister tells how to salvage bill after shot down in Dewan...

Azalina Othman Said says the present de facto law minister and the AG should advise the prime minister to look into the matter.

Anwar blames Umno, BN MPs for defeat of constitutional amendment bill

The PKR president says the Umno and BN MPs abstained from voting although the bill was 'very clear'.

Sabah DAP pleads with opposition to back amendment bill

Kitingan and Kurup should not just cosy up to Mahathir but should help their fellow Sabahan minister, says Chan.

Sabah, Sarawak CMs did not give approval for amendment to law,...

He says the Cabinet Committee on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 never discussed the actual wording of the amendment at its meetings.

Proposed amendment an insult to Sabah, Sarawak, say MA63 activists

They say the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) only makes Malaysia a unitary state and does not return the original status of Sabah and Sarawak.

Not what we want, dismayed Sabah politicians say of constitutional amendment...

Saying the amendment is inadequate, they ask for the wording to be changed to reflect that Sabah and Sarawak are of the same status as Penisular Malaysia.

Elected reps should get details of bill a week before reading,...

Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says this will give them ample time to understand and debate any amendment or bill more effectively.

Sabah also mulls dropping ‘state’ from official use

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says this can be done once the Federal Constitution is amended.

Support move to lower voting age, lawyer tells opposition

Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali says the opposition has nothing to lose and should unite with its political opponents in the interest of democracy.

One member, one vote: PPBM to amend constitution

Mukhriz Mahathir says PPBM is adopting the delegates voting method practised by Umno but will improve it by implementing the one member, one vote system.

OSA under review, to be presented to Parliament soon

The Prime Minister's Department says the review and amendments involve curbing cyber attacks.

US airlines further amending websites to change Taiwan references

China has demanded that foreign firms, and airlines, in particular, do not refer to self-ruled Taiwan as a non-Chinese territory on their websites, a demand the White House slammed in May as "Orwellian nonsense."

Peaty’s world record amended after timing problem at Euros

A second world record, the 50 metres backstroke mark of Russian Kliment Kolesnikov, remains unchanged as it was not one of the nine races that were affected by the equipment problem.

GE14 rejection: Tian Chua drops legal challenge

His lawyer Gurdial Singh Nijar says Tian Chua will seek clarification on his eligibility from the Election Commission and refile his suit if the EC is non-committal.

Sarawak amends oil ordinance to strengthen regulatory control

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Awang Tengah Ali Hasan says this is to ensure the state’s resources benefit the state and its people.

Poland to amend controversial Holocaust law

The main aim of the legislation was to prevent people from erroneously describing Nazi German death camps in Poland, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, as Polish.

Lawyer: AG can opt to be either govt adviser or public...

Gurdial Singh Nijar says Tommy Thomas can institute the de facto change by practice pending a constitutional amendment to separate the roles.

Irish PM urges voters to see through last-minute abortion ‘tactics’

Leo Varadkar accused campaigners opposing a referendum on liberalising Ireland’s abortion regime of trying to dupe voters.