Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat created history today by passing an amendment to the Federal Constitution with more than a two-thirds majority garnered through bipartisanship. All the 211 MPs present in the house voted for the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to lower the voting age to 18. The Dewan Rakyat has 222 members. It would have only required 148 votes for the bill to have been passed. The bill secured the support of the 211 MPs after it went for bloc voting twice.