05 Jan '18, 9pm

Please, Sir, could you also clean up some other bad law?

In May, 1994, my brother Adam, and I, were in the lobby at Parliament to listen to proceedings relating to a bill to amend the Constitution which, in my view, if passed, would remove an important institutionalised check against draconian law-making. When the constitution was first promulgated, law making required the consensus of 3 institutions : Dewan Rakyat, Dewan Negara, and the King. The King could veto a bill that had passed through both Houses of parliament by simply withholding his assent to the same. Unless I am mistaken, the amendment to this law in 1984, introduced language to the effect that a bill passed by both Houses and brought before the King shall be assented to . It appeared to take away the discretion that previously lay with the King whether to give the royal assent. However, the law did not state the consequence of the King not giving the royal assent....

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