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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 PH reps confused, afraid to be labelled traitors, says PBB...

Juanda Jaya asks why PH assemblymen voted for motion to protect rights in state assembly.

Declare how much you owe Sabah, activist tells Putrajaya

Zainnal Ajamain says Sabah is entitled to an annual grant of 40% of net revenue derived by the federation from the state.

Putrajaya awaits Sarawak ‘package’ of constitutional changes

Law minister Liew Vui Keong says a motion to be debated at the Sarawak state assembly would represent the people's view.

GPS is the bulwark of Sarawak rights, says state minister

James Masing said Sarawakians still had authority in the state assembly to prevent encroachment on its legal rights.

Sarawak to table ‘better’ amendment to constitution

Speaker says the proposed resolution will be "more comprehensive" in contrast to a "meaningless" federal proposal defeated last month.

Draft of Legal Profession Bill isn’t from AG’s Chambers, says Sarawak...

It rejects any move to extend the Legal Profession Act 1976 to Sarawak as it would encroach on state's rights.

Need to inform citizens about Rulers and Constitution, says minister

P Waytha Moorthy says outreach programmes must be improved so that people are informed about constitutional provisions.

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.

We talk, but Rome Statute would have allowed us to act

Ratifying the treaty would have allowed us a say against the lack of prosecution against atrocities committed by countries like Israel and Myanmar, which have always been our concern.

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.

Rome Statute and the threat to our democracy

We are suddenly seeing demands that more and more issues be referred to the Agong or the rulers for their consent when the constitution itself does not mandate it.

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.

Sabah, Sarawak MPs clash with speaker over bill to amend constitution

They want the bill referred to a select committee before it is tabled in the Dewan Rakyat.

NGO questions ‘territory’ status for Sarawak, Sabah

Will Sarawak and Sabah become federal territories without autonomy, asks Sarawak Association for Peoples’ Aspirations.

No window dressing, says Sarawak on MA63 review

The Sarawak Consultative Committee on MA63 says it will support an amendment to the constitution only if it benefits the state.

Govt rules out anti-hopping law, says it is against constitution

The constitution does not say a person who defects from a party must give up his seat, says deputy minister.

Ipoh Club upset with RoS for refusing to okay its revised...

The RoS has told the management committee it can appeal but president Thong Fah Chong says they do not know on what grounds they should appeal as no reason was given for the rejection.

Signing Rome Statute won’t affect king and Malay rulers, says lawyer

Edmund Bon says people need not worry that the king and the Malay rulers will be affected if Malaysia signs the Rome Statute which governs the International Criminal Court.

PAS man doesn’t know what ‘state’ means in MA63, says PBS

Christopher Mandut criticises Hamid Ismail's excessive concern with the letter of the agreement.

Thousands rally in Myanmar’s biggest city to change army-drafted constitution

Thousands gathered in Myanmar’s commercial capital on Wednesday in support of constitutional reform.

Anwar applies for apex court to rule on legality of NSC...

High Court judge Nordin Hassan will decide next month whether he should hear the matter or send it to the Federal Court, says lawyer Gopal Sri Ram.

Cubans overwhelmingly ratify new socialist constitution

The new constitution will restructure government, adding a prime minister and setting term limits for the president, among other changes.

Cuba votes in referendum on new constitution

More than 8 million Cubans are registered to vote in a referendum the government has turned into a plebiscite on the 'irrevocable' role of socialism in the island nation.

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