Govt's move not to table Syariah Bill proves BN's consensus Spirit: Liow

Bernama



KLANG: The Government’s move not to table the bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 or Act 355 indicates a spirit of consensus in the Barisan Nasional (BN).

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said it at once dismissed allegations of certain parties who had said BN component parties were weak and powerless.

“The move made by Prime Minister (Datuk Seri Najib Razak) proves that the voice of the BN component parties is still heard and taken seriously,” he said at a dinner with members of the Klang MCA division here tonight.

On March 29, Najib announced that the government will not table the bill in Parliament and it remains a private bill following the decision made based on consensus during a BN supreme council meeting.

Bill 355 was first presented by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in the Dewan Rakyat in May 2016 in order to empower the Syariah Court

Earlier, Liow officiated the opening of the MCA Klang division election machinery operations room for the 14th general election (GE14), here.

Speaking to reporters later, the minister assured more rapid development would be implemented in Klang if the people return the mandate to the BN in the GE14 to lead the area.

Port Klang is placed 11th as one of the busiest ports in the world that requires the presence of a third port to meet the needs of shipping operations after North Port and West Port. --Bernama