NSC is now a reality and here to stay until further notice

Source: Mkini

Source: Mkini

JUNE 09 — The National Security Council Bill has has been gazetted as law yesterday and is now the National Security Council Act 2016. The legislation did not receive royal assent, as provided by Article 66(4A) of the Federal Constitution –  a bill becomes law at the end of the 30 day period without the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s assent.

The conference of Rulers in February said that some provisions in the bill should be refined. However, despite coalitions such at #TakNakDiktator reminding the Government that they should honour the request by the Council of Rulers, the National Security Council Bill was passed without the amendments.

Various human rights group, civil society organisations and the Malaysian Bar have voiced concerns over the wide ranging powers of this controversial legislation which would effectively give the Prime Minister unprecedented power over military command. Read more

Putrajaya’s new security law now gazetted without royal assent

Source: The Malay Mail Online

The National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 was gazetted as law Tuesday, but the controversial legislation which gives the government emergency powers did not receive royal assent. — MMO file pic

The National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 was gazetted as law Tuesday, but the controversial legislation which gives the government emergency powers did not receive royal assent. — MMO file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 ― The National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 was gazetted as law Tuesday, but the controversial legislation which gives the government emergency powers did not receive royal assent.

The Bill became law at the end of the 30-day period without the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s express assent, as permitted by Article 66(4A) of the Federal Constitution.

The article states that even if a Bill does not receive the King’s formal endorsement, it will automatically become law after 30 days as if the assent was given. As such, royal assent was considered to have been given for the NSC Act on February 18, 2016. Read more