Conference of Rulers feel some provisions of security bill should be refined

Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail and Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah attend the 237th Conference of Rulers in Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur March 11, 2015. — Bernama pic
Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail and Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah attend the 237th Conference of Rulers in Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur March 11, 2015. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 ― The Conference of Rulers is of the view that some provisions of the National Security Council Bill 2015 should be refined.

It expressed the opinion 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 here today.

The Sultan of Selangor, as chairman of the meeting, will write to the Prime Minister on the matter, said the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, in a statement.

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

Today'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. ― Bernama

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