Malaysia MPs curb sultans
Wednesday 20 January 1993
At a special sitting, 133 MPs voted in favour of the bill and 16 abstained. No one opposed the bill, which was proposed by the Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad. The amendments seek to divest the nine sultans of their legal immunity and their power to pardon family members of criminal charges.
The sultans, who take turns to be king for five years, had already rejected the proposals on Monday.
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