Rulers say some provisions of NSC Bill should be refined

KUALA LUMPUR: The Conference of Rulers is of the view that some provisions of the National Security Council Bill 2015 should be refined.

It said this after Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali gave a briefing on the bill at the 240th meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara today.

The sultan of Selangor, as chairman of the meeting,  according to Bernama will write to the prime minister on the matter, Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad said in a statement.

The bill, which was passed by the Dewan Rakyat on December 3 and the Dewan Negara on December 22, provides special powers to the operations director and security forces to control and coordinate national security operations.

The national news agency said, yesterday’s meeting was attended by all the rulers except the sultan of Pahang, who was represented by Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah as the regent of Pahang.

It discussed matters related to Islam and the appointments of top religious officials, members of the Public Services Commission and superior court judges. – SARAWAKVOICE.COM