KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili said today the parliamentary select committee may bring 10 further reform proposals, after tabling an initial set of recommendations for debate in Parliament today.
“If these 10 recommendations are agreed to, there can be 10 more ,” the panel chief told Parliament.
The science, technology and innovation minister said the panel had received over 40 suggestions so far and the 10 areas that its preliminary report touched on “received unanimous agreement from the entire committee.”
The committee’s interim report includes suggestions to form a royal panel to look into foreigners being given the right to vote in Sabah, calling for the use of indelible ink, and allowing Malaysians residing overseas to vote.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak pledged to set up the bipartisan committee following the July 9 Bersih 2.0 rally, which saw tens of thousands pouring into the streets of Kuala Lumpur to call for free and fair elections.
The opposition has called for Bersih’s eight demands to be implemented before general elections expected soon.