PSC on major public appointment still can’t function legally – Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, June 11 (Bernama) — The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on major public appointments cannot function legally yet as some provisions in the Federal Constitution need to be changed, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said the government intended to have the PSC but they did not have the two-thirds majority to change the Federal Constitution.

“So at the moment we go to the old idea of making appointments that is the Prime Minister decides.

“The others can give their views but it is the Prime Minister who will decide,” he said in a press conference after chairing the Economic Action Council (EAC) meeting here today.

He was asked whether the appointment of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairperson will go through the PSC on major public appointments following Tan Sri Razali Ismail’s resignation as its chairman on April 16.


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