PUTRAJAYA — June 11, 2019: The Parliamentary Select Committee on major public appointments cannot function legally yet as some provisions in the federal constitution needed to be amended.
According to Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the government intended to have the committee functioning but it did not have the two-thirds majority to amend the constitution.
“So at the moment we go to the old idea of making appointments decided by the prime minister.
“The others can give their views but it is the prime minister who will decide,” he said at a press conference after chairing the Economic Action Council meeting here today.
He was asked whether the appointment of the chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia will go through the select committee following Tan Sri Razali Ismail’s resignation on April 16. – Bernama