Govt tables motion to repeal seven Emergency Ordinances in Parliament

Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (file photo).

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25: The federal government today tabled a motion to repeal the Emergency Ordinances for debate by Members of Parliament and winding up by the relevant ministries in the Dewan Rakyat.

The Ordinances include the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021, Emergency (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, Emergency (Employees’ Minimum Standards of Housing, Accommodations and Amenities) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 and Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021.

It also covers the Emergency (Essential Powers) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, Emergency (Offenders Compulsory Attendance) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, and the Emergency (National Trust Fund) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Dato Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the Proclamation of Emergency and any ordinance promulgated under Clause (2B) of Article 150 of the Federal Constitution should be tabled before both houses of Parliament.

“The government will ensure that the repeal of these seven ordinances will not affect the handling of this (Covid-19) pandemic threat for the welfare of the people, security and public order as well as the economic recovery of the country,” he said when tabling the motion today. — DayakDaily